Campus Ministry Office, Swanson Hall, G27
After 24 years of life-giving ministry and service at Creighton University in Campus Ministry, Cathy Weiss Pedersen is retiring at the end of the calendar year. Cathy has been instrumental in the development of our Marriage Preparation program and has prepared hundreds of Creighton alumni for marriage. She has served in virtually every role in Campus Ministry over the years, from liturgy and prayer, to retreats and sacramental preparation. Her work as founding member of Creighton’s Sexual Orientation Issues task force, and her award-winning role as moderator of Creighton’s Gay-Straight Alliance has benefited many students since its inception.
To thank Cathy and wish her well on her journey, please join us in Campus Ministry, Lower Level Swanson, for a reception on Thursday, December 20, from 3-5 p.m. Save the date and be sure to stop by to wish Cathy well. She will be truly missed!
About Cathy Pedersen
I am a ‘born and raised’ native of Omaha, the eldest of eleven children and graduated from Cathedral High School.
Much of my professional life has been devoted to two of my passions: education and ministry. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Education from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. Twenty years later I received my Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Creighton University. My 'informal education' in between my 'degree getting' years was enriched by working with people of all ages as educator, minister, religious education coordinator, diocesan consultant, parish and diocesan volunteer, wife, school mom volunteer, 'soccer/volleyball/baseball' mom, carpool mom, and just plain ‘mom’.
My ministry at Creighton University since 1989 has been an amazing and challenging journey as I have the privilege to work in ministry with my colleagues, students, staff, faculty and administrators in the Creighton community.
Currently some of my 'free' time is devoted to creating prayer and liturgy experiences with/and for women, and working with domestic violence awareness programs and outreach projects.
Family is a key focus in my life with my husband, Richard, and our four wonder-filled adult children, Sarah (and her husband, Paul), Eileen, Edward and Maggie – each continuing to explore the spirit within as they discover and become 'wholly' persons in their own ways.
My life continues to be enriched by my family, traveling to visit our children, as well as time spent with friends, music, reading, enjoying nature and an occasional 'fixing up' project at home.