Bridget Deegan-Krause, MDiv, BCC, has served for nearly 30 years in professional ministry in Catholic healthcare and higher education. As a consultant for Catholic health systems and a retreat facilitator for boards and teams, she has worked to equip mission-focused leaders for service and is passionate about exploring spirituality as a resource for leadership. Bridget served as co-founder and managing partner of Leadership Formation Partners, LLC, where she oversaw information and learning technology and directed publishing and program design for its innovative and award-winning ministry leadership formation programming, including the comprehensive ongoing formation program Mission: Day by Day, utilized in dozens of Catholic healthcare institutions throughout the United States.
Bridget 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 and the forthcoming Raising Voices, Renewing the Church (Orbis 2023). Her preaching has been featured by US Catholic and Catholic Women Preach. Her forthcoming book on Catholic identity and the art of reflection will be released by Liturgical Press in spring 2024.
Bridget, a former Jesuit Volunteer holds a Master of Divinity degree from Notre Dame with a BA in its Great Books program. A board-certified chaplain and former member of the board of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Bridget 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 sponsor director for Bon Secours Mercy Health System's Toledo market board, and as a founding board member for the Discerning Deacons project.
A native of Michigan, Bridget resides in the Detroit area with her husband, and two young adult children.
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