Ann Bodder was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. In NYC, She worked as an executive secretary to the Vice President of Aetna Insurance Company. After her marriage to her first husband, Joel Panté, they moved to Pennsylvania so Joel could continue his college and seminary education. After his graduation from seminary, they served in various churches in Upper Darby, PA., Kenmore, NY, Oil City, PA, Queens, NY and Easton, PA. Ann continued to work with Aetna Insurance, in Allentown, PA as a Customer Service Representative. In total, Ann was employed by Aetna Insurance for 24 years. In 1995, Joel died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 57. Joel and Ann had been married for 33 years. After Joel’s death, Ann decided to remain in Easton, PA. She continued to worship at the church where Joel last served, St. Mark’s UCC.
Ann then met her current husband, Sam, at St. Mark’s UCC Church in Easton. They married in 2005. In 2007, they began to attend Bethel Memorial Baptist Church and in 2008 they became members of Bethel.
Ann was an assistant Sunday School Teacher until being asked to play the piano for the first service. Along with her husband Sam, Ann has been a coordinator of the JOY Club since 2013. Together, they also helped with AWANA Club and both now serve as Deacons.