Claire Noonan, DMin, is a practical theologian who brings more than two decades of experience in university ministry, adult faith formation, and social justice education to her work as Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion. She earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and her Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry degree at Catholic Theological Union with a concentration in spirituality. She is author of Full of Grace, a book of spiritual essays and exercises for women; Together We Share, Grow and Rejoice! Daily Reflections, Prayers and Actions; and most recently, Sharing the Bread of God’s Love (all with Twenty-Third Publications). She is a frequent speaker at local and national gatherings, addressing topics such as the Dominican tradition, Ignatian spirituality, interfaith education, vocation, faith development of young adults, and the spiritual life of women. Her writing has appeared in U.S. Catholic magazine, the Journal of Catholic Higher Education and other venues. She currently serves on the Board of the Community of Congregations (Oak Park, Illinois), the Mission and Identity Committee of Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School, and the Mission and Governance Committee of Trinity High School. She and her husband, Anthony Schmitz, are the parents of two beautiful daughters.