Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid is Associate Profesor of Theology and Latino/Latina Ministry. She holds a Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Union and an M.Div. from Seattle University.
Dr. Pineda-Madrid researches Systematic Theology, Method in Practical/Pastoral Theologies, U.S. Latino/a Theologies, Feminist Reconstructions of Redemption/Salvation, United States North American Pragmatism and Religious Thought. She is the author of Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez, and Hope: Promise, Possibility and Fulfillment.
Fr. Anthony Ciorra is a leader in lay ministry formation and currently serves as Associate Vice President for Mission and Catholic identity and Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.
Ordained a priest in 1973, he has served in parish life, teaching, administration, retreat work, preaching, and formation ministries. He has graduate degrees in psychology, history, and pastoral theology, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University.
He is the author of Everyday Mysticism, Moral Formation in the Parish, Beauty: A Way to God. Father Tony has created multimedia presentations in Christian Spirituality, the Spirituality of Vatican II, Gratitude, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everyone, and A Retreat with Pope Francis. He was awarded the pontifical honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice by Pope John Paul II in 1999, the Caritas Centennial Award in 2000 for his work in lay ministry, and the Spirit of Renew Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism.