Christine has been the Director of the Gender Relations Center at the University of  Notre Dame since 2012. The mission of the GRC mission is to help students form healthy and safe relationships as they learn about who they are and how they want to be with others. In addition to her administrative duties, Christine is a First Year Moreau instructor and serves as a co-chair of the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention, co-chair of the greeNDot violence prevention program, a Title IX Resource Coordinator and a Pregnancy & Parenting Support Specialist. 

Christine brings a background in moral formation, education and church ministry to her work at the GRC. She received her B.A. in Multi-Disciplinary Studies and Pre-Medical Program, at the College of the Holy Cross - Worcester, MA. At the advice of her mentor, Christine left New England to study in Nashville, where she received an M.T.S. in Ethics and Pastoral Care & Counseling, from Vanderbilt Divinity School and her PhD in Theological Ethics with a focus on Biomedical Ethics, from the Vanderbilt University Graduate Department of Religion.

While pursuing her studies at Vanderbilt, Christine served as the Director of Education and Formation at Christ the King Church and the Principal of Christ the King Grade School for a total of 16 years. As an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, Christine taught courses in the area of philosophy and theology with an interest in feminist and biomedical ethics. She has served as a professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University where she offered courses on Social Ethics, Catholic Social Teaching, Biomedical Ethics, Death and Dying, and Marriage & the Family. She has served as an Ethics Fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, where she provided education and ethical consultation regarding patient rights, death and dying, genetics & reproduction and health care access.

When not working, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband Carl and their two children, Jacob and Rachael. Her favorite activities are gardening, exploring new places especially those close to water and trying new restaurants.

Favorite quotations

"What does the Lord require of you; only this, to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God." – Micah 6:8
"The best way to find your self is to lose yourself in the service of others." –Mahatma Ghandi

Education

  • B.A. in Multi-Disciplinary Studies and Pre Medical Program, College of the Holy Cross - Worcester, MA
  • M.T.S. in Ethics and Pastoral Care & Counseling, Vanderbilt Divinity School - Nashville, TN
  • PhD in Theological Ethics with focus on Biomedical Ethics, Vanderbilt University Graduate Department of Religion - Nashville, TN