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Faith-sharing Friday featuring Dr. Kris Ropella, Eng ’85
Join us for inspiration, conversation and community as we learn about varying faith journeys, beliefs and the people we have met along the way.

This month's session will feature Marquette leader, Dr. Kris Ropella, as she reflects on her faith journey and explores the holy invitation in her life and the influence a growing faith can have over a lifetime.

All are welcome for this inspiring monthly gathering!


Presented by Dr. Kristina (Kris) Ropella, Eng ’85, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering, Marquette University

Moderated by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98, Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist, University Advancement, Marquette University

May 14, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98
Senior Mission and Ignatian Leadership Specialist @Marquette University
Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther currently serves as the Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist in University Advancement at Marquette University. Additionally, Kathy serves/has served as adjunct faculty for undergraduates and clinical adjunct faculty for graduate students at Marquette University. Kathy received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Marquette University and a certificate in spiritual direction from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. For many years, Kathy has worked with a particular emphasis in Ignatian spirituality as a means for healthy spiritual and emotional living. Kathy has also served as a spiritual director, speaker and consultant to religious congregations, clergy and religious, and parishes focusing on the work of community building, conflict resolution and spiritual growth.
Dr. Kris Ropella, Eng ’85
Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering @Marquette University
Dr. Kristina (Kris) Ropella is Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette University. She joined the biomedical engineering faculty at Marquette in 1990 and served as the chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2004 to 2013, when she was named the executive associate dean. Ropella assumed the permanent role of Opus Dean in 2015. In this leadership role, Ropella provides vision and leads strategic planning and implementation, creation of academic programs, engagement with industry, government and other academic institutions, fundraising and community outreach.