Mary Carter Waren

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Mission Leader

Mary Carter Waren, D.Min., Mission Leader, is responsible for Holy Cross Health's Mission Integration Essential Services (Ethics, Formation, Mission Leadership, Spiritual Care, and Well-Being of the Ministry Community) and for Mission Integration Fort Lauderdale Community of Service.

Carter Waren also serves as a member of the Holy Cross executive leadership team, collaborates with spiritual care, and leads the Fort Lauderdale Community of Service Coordinating Council.

Carter Waren has had a long relationship with Holy Cross Health's Legacy Program, which is dedicated to nurturing the spirituality of colleagues as well as educating and informing them of what it means to be part of a Catholic healthcare ministry. Carter Waren also was instrumental with Sr. Rita Levasseur, RSM in the establishment of the Legacy Program as a component of Holy Cross Health’s ministry formation offerings.

Carter Waren earned a bachelor’s degree in music and vocal performance from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a master’s degree in pastoral ministries at St. Thomas University and a doctorate in ministry at Barry University. She was founding director of the Center for Peace and Justice at St. Thomas University, serving on the faculty and working there for more than 25 years. Carter Waren also was an adjunct faculty member at University of Dallas, Loyola University New Orleans and Loyola University Chicago.

Carter Waren was most recently assistant director for the Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation with the Atlantic Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.