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Christina Zaker

Christina Zaker

Director of Field Education and Director of English for Theological Education
M.A.P.S., Loyola Univeristy Chicago; Ecumenical D.Min., Catholic Theological Union

As the Director of Field Education, Christina Zaker brings over 25 years of ministerial experience. She has worked in Campus Ministry at DePaul University, as the Executive Director of Amate House for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and in parish ministry. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein and at CTU. She is also a frequent speaker and retreat director.

Research and publishing interests focus on theological reflection as well as family spirituality. Her doctoral work focused on the development parable as a lens for theological reflection.  She has written numerous articles that have appeared in the journals Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, New Theology Review, US Catholic Magazine, and the National Catholic Reporter. She has also co-authored a chapter in the book Brimming with God: Reflecting Theologically on Cases in Ministry (Pickwick, 2015).

Christina is a member of the Association for Theological Field Educators and the National Association of Lay Ministers. She is married to Christopher Zaker and they have four children.