Single and 32, Elizabeth is an avid reader, cyclist, adventurer, and aficionado of wines, whiskies and mircobrews and enjoys hosting dinner parties in her apartment in an old underwear factory on the East Race in South Bend.
Elizabeth currently works as the assistant director of the Gender Relations Center at the University of Notre Dame. As an office in Student Affairs, the GRC promotes moral formation by designing and implementing programs about healthy relationships, gender and sexuality that are consistent with the Catholic identity of the university.
After earning a B.A. in Theology (2000) from Notre Dame, Elizabeth served in a wide array of work and ministry experiences, namely: Innkeeper for Samaritan Inns, addiction recovery program in Washington, DC; member of the Orange County Catholic Worker community; diocesan jail chaplain in Santa Ana, California; and as an archdiocesan jail chaplain and paralegal for the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago.
Returning to Notre Dame for a Master of Divinity degree (2007), she served as a hospice chaplain, an assistant rector in a women’s residence hall, and as an intern for the Gender Relations Center, focusing on ministry to survivors of rape and sexual assault. After graduating Elizabeth worked at Saint Clement Parish in Chicago as pastoral associate and director of evangelization. She was responsible for faith formation and sacramental preparation for adults, young adult ministry and the pastoral care of residents at a local nursing home.