Bridget Deegan-Krause has served in professional ministry in Catholic healthcare and higher education for over 25 years. She works to equip strong and effective mission-focused leaders for the future and is passionate about exploring spirituality as a resource for leadership.
A consultant, retreat facilitator, and spiritual director, Bridget provides executive leadership formation with a wide variety of professionals in healthcare, government and other not-for-profit settings, with a focus on developing mission-oriented and spiritually grounded leaders for the future.
Bridget – who holds a Master of Divinity degree from Notre Dame with a BA in the classics – is a board-certified chaplain and former elected trustee with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. She has long served in leadership within the profession of Chaplaincy, helping in the development of professional standards and ethical guidelines in her profession. She currently serves as a sponsorship trustee for Bon Secours Mercy Health System’s Northern Ohio region.
She has served as the keynote speaker for variety of regional and national gatherings, including the Catholic Health Association and professional associations in government and not-for-profit setting. She has conducted interdisciplinary research and published articles in the Catholic Health Association’s journal, Health Progress, the NACC’s professional journal, Vision, as well as on a variety of on-line spiritual formation sources.
As the co-founder and managing partner of Leadership Formation Partners, Bridget trains and supports facilitators in innovative formation program implementation around the United States. She oversees the company’s information and learning technology, and directs publishing and program design for its ministry leadership formation programming, including its award-winning Mission: Day by Day. A native of Michigan, Bridget resides in Detroit.