Dr. Carol Zinn, a Sister of St. Joseph from Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA has ministered in the formal and non-formal education profession.  She has taught on all levels (pre-K through post-graduate) and has worked in the areas of educational leadership, religious education, sacramental coordinator, and music minister.

Dr. Zinn earned a BS in Education from Chestnut Hill College, PA; a Master’s in Theology from St. Bonaventure University, NY; and a Doctorate in Curriculum Development and Education Foundations from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.  She was also a research fellow at Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard University on the topic: Leadership and Transformation.

Dr. Zinn worked in grassroots-based international movements as consultant and facilitator.  In particular, she worked on the United Religions Initiative and the Earth Charter. She also worked as the Education Program Director for Global Education Associates, a non-governmental organization working to further global systemic change. And served as the main representative for the Congregations of St. Joseph, an NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations, representing over 15,000 Sisters of St. Joseph who live and minister in 54 countries.

Dr. Zinn served on her Congregation’s leadership team and during that time in the Presidency of LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) from 2012-2015. She served as the Senior Vice President for Mission Integration for Plante Moran Cresa Company working with Congregations as they discerned the future of their mission and charism and the fully living of religious life during these transformational times. Currently Carol serves as the Executive Director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.



November 26, 2023

Solemnity of Christ the King

Perhaps situating this feast in its context of origin can provide a lens to situate ourselves as we end this liturgical year and ready ourselves for beginning again. How have we lived? How have we treated others?

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