Since its founding in 2014, Leadership Formation Partners has worked with dozens of organizations to support their formation strategy. Hundreds of leaders throughout Catholic healthcare have participated in over 60,000 contact hours of LFP’s award-winning formation programming. Learn more about our mission and values.
Beth McPherson and Bridget Deegan-Krause, the co-founders and managing partners of LFP, together bring more than 50 years of combined experience
Beth McPherson has spent her career bringing people together to discern a deeper understanding and connection with their organization’s mission.
Passionate about developing leaders for the future of the ministry and pioneering new ways to bring ministry formation to Catholic healthcare, Beth is a dedicated and proven mission leader with more than three decades of experience in developing people and structures for the future of the Catholic health ministry. “I continue to marvel at the founders of Catholic healthcare in the US. Most of the time the pioneering spirit and desire to respond to the signs of the times was the driving force. Bridget and I have that same desire to bring a model that is theologically sound, accessible, and affordable – and that builds community.”
Bridget Deegan-Krause, a board certified chaplain, has served in ministry leadership for over 25 years in Catholic institutions of healthcare and higher education.
As a formation consultant and retreat facilitator Bridget provides ministry leadership formation with professionals in a variety of settings, with a focus on developing mission-oriented and spiritually grounded leaders for the future. “Each day our work in Catholic healthcare gives us opportunities to bring healing to our communities in real and lasting ways. I am privileged to help leaders find meaning and joy in this sacred work through developing high quality and innovative formation programming that is accessible to associates at all levels. Beth and I share a passion for bringing formation deeper and wider into organizational life.”
We are a multi-disciplinary team of collaborative learning experts, academic advisors, experienced formation facilitators, authors and content experts.