Keynote Speaker Biographies

Keynote: Relationships by Timothy Johnson

Dr. Timothy J. Johnson is the Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. A Senior Fulbright Scholar, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He is senior theology co-editor for Franciscan Studies and Chair of the Research Advisory Council of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University. He has published numerous books and articles, and his work has been translated into numerous languages. He serves on the Roman Catholic Historical Committee charged with investigating the possible canonization of Antonio Culpa and Companions. Twice nominated for the Carnegie Teaching Award, Dr. Johnson has taught in Europe and Africa and, whenever possible, he leads study abroad tours to Italy and Yucatan. While his primary area of expertise is the history of Christian spirituality and theology, Dr. Johnson enjoys offering courses as diverse as Religion and Film and Contemporary Theological Thought.

Keynote: Sacramentality by Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Ingham, CSJ is currently Professor of Philosophical Theology at Franciscan School of Theology. She received the President's Fritz B. Burns Teaching Medal in 2000 when she was teaching at Loyola Marymount University. She was President of the American Catholic Philosophical Society in 2009 and serves on the Franciscan Institute Summer faculty. Mary Beth was part of the organizing committee for the "Quadruple Congress" in celebration of the 8th centenary of John Duns Scotus's death in 2008, and she edited the first volume: Duns Scotus, Philosopher (with Oleg Bychkov). Author of The Philosophical Vision of John Duns Scotus: An Introduction, Scotus for Dunces: An Introdution to the Subtle Doctor, and The Harmony of Goodness: Mutuality and Moral Living According to John Duns Scotus, she is hailed as a primary authority on Franciscan Scotistic thought.

Keynote: Grounded in the Gospel by Nancy Schreck, OSF

Sister Nancy Schreck, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa, currently serves as the Program Director for Excel in Okolona, Mississippi. She has served her congregation in formation ministry and elected leadership, including as President from 2008-2014. Additionally, Sister Nancy served in the Presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious from 1994-1997 and as the United States Delegate to the International Union of Superiors General from 2008-2011. She holds a M.A. degree from Boston College and a D.Min. from the Pacific School of Theology, Berkeley CA. Sister Nancy is a frequent presenter both nationally and internationally.