Sample bio statements for flyers or introductions:
160 words, general bio:
Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO. While her first passion is teaching, for the past fifteen years, she has found herself increasingly drawn into administrative roles including (at varying points in time) serving as her school’s Director of the D.Min. in Preaching, Director of MAPS Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Director of Field Education, Director of Distance Learning, and Director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project. Garrido has served as senior editor of Human Development Magazine and is the author of eight books, including the award-winning volumes Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013) and Redeeming Conflict (Ave Maria Press, 2016). Ann now commits half-time to travelling nationally and internationally doing conflict education and mediation work with Triad Consulting Group, founded by two members of the Harvard Negotiation Project based in Cambridge, MA. She is married to a very patient husband and has one college-aged son who plays a mean ukelele.
100 words, bio oriented to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:
Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and founding director of the school’s masters degree program in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She has served as a catechist with children ages 3-12 since 1996, and has been a formation leader with the U.S. National Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd since 1999, a member of the association’s formation committee since 2004. She is the author of eight books, including Mustard Seed Preaching (LTP, 2003) and A Year with Sofia Cavalletti (LTP, 2017).
50 words, short bio:
Ann M. Garrido, DMin is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and a consultant with Triad Consulting Group, a conflict mediation and communications team based in Cambridge, MA. She is the author of eight books and numerous articles in the field of Church leadership and ministry.
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