Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO. While her first passion is teaching, Garrido has also served the school in a number of administrative roles including (at varying points in time) as Director of the Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching, Director of MAPS Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Director of Field Education, Director of Distance Learning, and Director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project. Garrido is the author of eight books, including the award-winning Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013) and Redeeming Conflict (Ave Maria Press, 2016). She has visited 48 states and 20 countries, having spoken in over 175 diocesan, university, parish, health care, educational, and business settings.
Since 1995, Garrido’s primary volunteer commitment has been with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd movement—a Montessori-based religious formation experience involving adults and children ages 3-12. Garrido’s doctoral work focused on the theological methodology of the movement’s co-founder—Sofia Cavalletti—and the implications of her scholarship for the field of preaching. Garrido now serves on the formation committee of the U.S. National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is a certified formation leader for the movement at all three levels.
In 2013, Garrido affiliated with the Triad Consulting Group, a global corporate education and communications firm founded by two members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. She now splits her time between offices in St. Louis, MO and Cambridge, MA and her apartment in Miami, FL where she resides with her very understanding husband. Their ukulele-toting son makes appearances during winter and summer breaks.