Faculty &

Theological Studies

Sr. Karen Elliott, C.PP.S, D.Min, M.A., B.S.Ed.

Instructor of Theological Studies


  • D.Min, Barry University
  • M.A., St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont
  • B.S.Ed., Wright State University

Recent Presentations

  • Co-presented with Dr. Susan Bernheisel “Seeing Things Whole: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Serving Our Neighbors” at the Seventh National Faith-Based Service-Learning Conference, Messiah College, Grantham, PA; June 2, 2012
  • Presented “Ethics, Values, and Eldercare” for the Administration and Professional Staff at Franciscan Care Center, Sylvania, OH; November 10, 2011
  • Presented “Women in Ministry and the Writings of Saint Paul” at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish, Findlay, OH; October 3, 2011
  • Co-presented with Dr. Susan Bernheisel “Seeing Things Whole: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Service-Learning and Study Abroad ” at the International Conference of Study Abroad, Service-Learning, and Sustainability held at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD; May 13, 2011
  • Presenter and Spiritual Director, “Women in Scripture” at the Lial Renewal Center, Whitehouse, OH; November 13 and 14, 2010
  • Presented “Prophetic Witness” at the Precious Blood Convocation held at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; July 28, 2010
  • Co-presented with Dr. Regan Brock “The Gen Ed Difference: Educating Healthcare Professionals for Global Citizenship” at the Third Biennial Symposium of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education held at Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA; June 3, 2010
  • Presented “Apocalyptic Literature” for a Christian Eschatology course at the University of Toledo; Toledo, Ohio; December 8, 2009
  • Presented “Sisters, Co-Workers, Friends: Women Ministers in the Undisputed Letters of Saint Paul” at the Women and the Word Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California; June 12, 2009
  • Presented “Different Gifts and the Same Spirit” for the Liturgical Ministers at Corpus Christi University Parish, Toledo, Ohio; March 28, 2009
  • Leader and sole presenter for parish mission, “Saint Paul: Unity and Diversity in the Body of Christ” at Saint Mary’s Parish in Franklin, Ohio; March 7-11, 2009
  • Three Part Series on “The Writings of Saint Paul” presented at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish, Toledo, Ohio; March 4, 18, and 25, 2009

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Mandatum, Granted by Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo
  • Mercy College of Ohio "Mind, Heart, and Hand" Award, April 2011
  • Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School, Distinguished Alumni Christian Service Award, September 2008

Professional Associations

  • Associate member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2002 to present
  • Member of the Toledo Area Catholic Theologian, 2004 to present
  • Member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 2005 to present
  • Member of the American Academy of Religion, 2007 to present
  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature, 2007 to present
  • Member of the College Theology Society, 2008 to present


Sr. Karen Elliott

Sr. Karen Elliott