Krisanne is the Senior Associate for National Catholic Engagement at Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.  Krisanne is co-author of Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures published by Baker Books in June 2016.  She is also adjunct teaching faculty at Eastern University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Development in St. David’s, Pennsylvania. Krisanne’s writing often appears on Bread for the World’s blog, ToGoForth, a blog from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development and CatholicMom.  Krisanne is invited to speak regularly, including at Krakow in the Capitol, a 2016 World Youth Day event in hosted in the nation’s capital, Theology on Tap and for Love is Our Mission: Poverty, produced by Catholic Apostolate Center, September 2015. Krisanne and her husband continue to touch hundreds of engaged couples each year through their marriage preparation ministry at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Washington, DC.

Over the last decade her work has included directing evangelical relations and serving as Interim Director of Church Relations at Bread for the World. From 2003 to 2005, Krisanne served as the Executive Director of Witness for Peace, a politically independent, faith-based national grassroots organization committed to promoting peace, justice, and non-violence in U.S. foreign policy.  

In the late 90’s Krisanne was an associate with the Latin America Working Group, one of the nation's longest standing religious coalitions dedicated to a just foreign policy in the region. She had a special focus on labor rights and corporate responsibility.   In 1994, Krisanne served for a year in a faith-based domestic service program working alongside migrant farmworkers in Woodburn, Oregon.  

She has a Master in Theology degree from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Krisanne and her husband Jay reside in Washington, DC with their three children.



February 5, 2017

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By beginning to remove the blinding, stifling oppression within us, we can more readily recognize oppression around us.

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