Program Director, Church Communications Ecology Program
240 Geddes Hall
Lesley Kirzeder is the Program Director for the Church Communications Ecology Program in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. Formerly, she worked as a freelance graphic designer and communications consultant for Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations locally and abroad. Most recently she served as the Director of Ministries for St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Parish in South Bend, Indiana. Lesley is a 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, having earned her BA in History with an honors concentration in Russian History. Presently she is working toward her MA in Theology at Notre Dame. Lesley is the wife of a Catholic school principal and mother of three one- of-a-kind kiddos, who are her inspiration as she works to formulate ways to help individuals and the Church reorder our relationship with digital technology and reorient its use toward real encounter.