Breanna Illéné was born in the northwoods Wisconsin. After making a tour of the midwest, living in Moorhead, MN and Chicago, IL, she has finally settled in Madison, WI. She attended Loyola University-Chicago where she earned a MA in Social Justice, Garrett-Theological Seminary for a MA in Christian Education, and earned her Mdiv from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. She is the pastor of Trinity: Madison, a United Methodist Church located near the University of WI and the Content Curation and Innovation Coordinator at the Wisconsin Council of Churches. Her passions are community outreach and social justice and so you’ll often find her plotting with friends over a cup of coffee. In her spare time, she likes to travel, kayak, bike, and eat food from all over the world. She is married to Andrew and they have dog named Ira and just welcomed their first child, Ngnédji to the family.

Breanna’s Talk: “Giving Birth in the Apocalypse”

Bringing new life into a pandemic world, I realize that God is inviting me into a new space of life and ministry as well.