Bridget Deegan-Krause has served for 25 years in professional ministry in Catholic healthcare and higher education. A sought-after retreat facilitator for boards and teams, she provides executive leadership formation and coaching with a wide variety of professionals in healthcare, government and other not-for-profit settings. She works to equip mission-focused leaders for the future and is passionate about exploring spirituality as a resource for leadership.
Bridget served as co-founder and managing partner of Leadership Formation Partners, where she oversaw information and learning technology and directed publishing and program design for its innovative ministry leadership formation programming, including the award-winning program Mission: Day by Day, a ministry formation program for those who lead the healing ministry of Jesus, utilized in dozens of Catholic healthcare systems throughout the United States.
She has served as the keynote speaker for a variety of regional and national gatherings, including the Catholic Health Association and professional associations in government and not-for-profit setting. She has conducted interdisciplinary research and published articles in the Catholic Health Association’s journal, Health Progress, the NACC’s professional journal, Vision, as well as on a variety of on-line spiritual formation sources.
Bridget, a former Jesuit Volunteer (’91-’92) holds a Master of Divinity degree from Notre Dame with a BA in its Great Books program. She is a board-certified chaplain and former member of the board of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. She has long served in leadership within the profession of Chaplaincy, helping in the development of professional standards and ethical guidelines in her profession. She currently serves as a sponsorship trustee for Bon Secours Mercy Health System's Northern Ohio region, and as a national advisor for the Discerning Deacons project.
A native of Michigan, Bridget resides in Detroit.