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Mary Carter Waren

Adjunct Faculty

Mary Carter Waren
Mary Carter Waren

Dr. Mary Carter Waren is a pastoral theologian whose research and work for the past thirty years has been in practical theology. For her, this means the “translation” of theological concepts into language that is accessible to all of God’s people. This is lived out in her work on the Catholic identity and mission of Catholic institutions, in secondary schools, higher ed, parishes, and in healthcare. Dr. Carter Waren is active at the local parish level as well, and is keenly aware of the issues of pastoral care and adult religious education, which inform and ground her teaching and retreat work. She is a sought after retreat leader, teacher, and consultant for her practical wisdom and engaging presentation. In addition to her mission identity consulting and parish work, she serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Peace, Justice, and Integrity of Creation for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic Midwest Province.


D.Min., Barry University; M.A. (Pastoral Ministries), St. Thomas University; B.A. (Vocal Performance/Psychology), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Classes Taught

RELM 430, Leadership in Ministry

LIM 861, Pastoral Leadership and Organization

Areas of Expertise

  • practical theology

  • Catholic identity and mission