Calvin Bryant (j. 1959; d. 2022) and Anne Casey Bryant (j. 1959; d. 2005), who met and married at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, started coming to All Souls in 1958 and joined in 1959.
Calvin was an usher (1969-70)) and served on the Beckner Advancement Committee (1976), Denominational Affairs (1969-70), and the Hospitality Committee (1984). Anne was a soprano who loved beautiful music, the Rieger organ, and all the talented singers in the different choirs. She sang in the All Souls Choir from 1959 until the end of 2001, spanning the careers of four musical directors: Karl Halvorsen, Sam Bonds, Marvin Mills, and John Strang. She loved music so much that her family said it would have required two to three weeks to include all her favorites at her memorial service.
Anne was a DC native and graduate of DC’s prestigious, historically black Dunbar High School, she went on to earn two degrees from Boston University, a BS degree in speech pathology in 1958 and a master’s degree in 1964; then went on to earn a PhD in organizational development/organizational communication from Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her career path included stints as an organizational development specialist at the Library of Congress and the Central Intelligence Agency before forming her own firm, The Bryant Company, in 1987. Anne died suddenly at 69.