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Broadmoor Bids Farewell to Rev. Duane Wiggin-Nettles

Updated: Jan 4, 2021

The Broadmoor Improvement Association would like to thank Rev. Duane Wiggin-Nettles for his dedicated service to the Brodmoor community. After over a decade serving the Free Church of the Annunciation (Episcopal), it has been announced that Rev. Duane will leave New Orleans for a new position in Virginia as of December 2020. We had the pleasure of work with him for many years as part of the Broadmoor faith-based leaders group in our community. His departure is a loss for our neighborhood and we will cherish the memories of his time here.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell stated in regards to the departure of Rev. Duane Wiggin-Nettles "It's with mixed emotions that I wish the best for Father Duane Nettles, of Church of the Annunciation in Broadmoor, who is moving away from New Orleans to Virginia at the end of the month. Father Duane worked closely with me during those first years of rebuilding in our beloved Broadmoor neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina, and beyond. He has been such a passionate, positive force in our neighborhood. He and his church shared their spaces and their hearts for countless meetings, and hosted hundreds of volunteers who flocked to New Orleans to rebuild Broadmoor and the rest of New Orleans. Safe journeys, Father Duane!"

Anamaria Villamarin-Lupin remarks “I had the great fortune and privilege of working with Father Nettles for 10 years in my role as Wellness Director in Broadmoor. His kindness and steadfast commitment to the wellness of the neighborhood and the city were inspirational. We will miss you!”

Rev. Wiggin-Nettles has been an active supporter of the BIA and all Broadmoor residents through his preaching, teaching and pastoral care. His passion for our community has been exemplified many times over from his serving as Executive Director of Annunciation Mission, a non-profit established by the Free Church of Annunciation (Episcopal), to responding to the damage caused after Hurricane Katrina, to his departing role as Vicar of Mount Olivet Episcopal Church.

His commitment to our community is unmatched and we wish him well in his new position.

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