Dr. Shanon Sterringer is the Founder and Executive Director of The HILDEGARDEN, a non-profit holistic spiritual center in Northeast Ohio.
She holds a Ph.D. (2016) from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her dissertation was entitled Empowered by the Living Light: Who Was the 12th Century Nun, Hildegard of Bingen and What Does She Have to Say to Ecclesial Leadership Today? and received the 2017 Marvin B. Sussman Dissertation Award. She holds a Doctor of Ministry (2012) and Master of Arts in theology (2017), both from St. Mary's Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Cleveland, OH. She also holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Ursuline College in Pepperpike, OH (2011).
In addition to her role at The HILDEGARDEN, Sterringer is a Cleveland Diocesan certified Roman Catholic Lay Ecclesial Minister and has served as in parish ministry for 20 years. She is married with 3 daughters (ages 15, 19, 24).
In 2016 Sterringer self-published An Enchanted Journey, describing the call (vocation) to walk in the footsteps of St. Hildegard and Hildegard at the Hive.