Karen Kiefer '82 serves as the director of the Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College. Before joining the C21 Center in 2008, she held positions in University Advancement and as an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Department. Karen is the founder of Spread the Bread, an award-winning, nonprofit organization and taught religious education in local parishes for 25 years. She is author of the children's book, "The Misfit Sock" and recently authored the children's book, "Drawing God", sparking a world-wide movement. The mother of four daughters, Karen resides in Wayland with her husband, Sam.
Patrick Goncalves joins the Church in the 21st Century Center as its Assistant Director. Patrick is a marketing and communications professional with over 15 years of experience in multimedia production. He has produced promotional content for various non-profit organizations. He is focused on providing strategic solutions for the digital domain and skilled in leveraging new technology to administer and measure successful promotional initiatives. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a Master of Science in Media Entrepreneurship from Boston University.