The Rev. Mother Adrienne Hymes is the Chaplain and Director at the St. Anselm’s Episcopal Chapel Center at the University of South Florida (USF) campus. As the Missioner for Church Extension for the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, Mthr. Adrienne’s ministry is broad, and includes church planting in Pasco and Hillsborough counties.
Mthr. Adrienne is a clinically-trained chaplain, having completed a full-time, one-year Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) residency at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, and one-year as an ER trauma chaplain at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Her more than 13 years of experience as a seasoned public relations and marketing executive in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, have uniquely equipped her to engage and access frontiers traditionally closed to the Church. Leveraging these skills has enabled her to develop frameworks for the revitalization of existing ministries and the development of new ministries. She is an internationally-published advocate for the specialized practice of workplace chaplaincy, and has studied the practice extensively in the U.S. and the U.K.
A life-long Episcopalian, Mthr. Adrienne earned her Master in Divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA in 2014, and her B.A. degree in Rhetoric and Communications Studies from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA in May 1994.
Mthr. Adrienne enthusiastically envisions the re-emergence of St. Anselm’s, founded in 1960, as a vibrant spiritual resource, and a “city on the hill that cannot be hid, for the multi-faceted, interconnected academic and business communities.”