Lesley Kirzeder, M.A.

Program Director, Contours of Wonder Initiative

256 Geddes Hall

Lesley Kirzeder, M.A. is the Program Director for the Contours of Wonder Initiative at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. Operating within the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, this initiative proposes a renewal in children’s liturgical formation that both confronts the challenges of the technocratic age and cultivates liturgical imagination. Formerly, Lesley worked as the Director of Ministries at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Parish in South Bend as well as a freelance graphic designer and communications consultant for Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations locally and abroad. Most recently she served as the Program Director for the Church Communications Ecology Program at the McGrath Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, having earned her B.A. in History with a concentration in Russian History, and M.A. in Theology. Lesley is the wife of a Catholic school teacher and mother of three one-of-a-kind kiddos, who are her daily inspiration.