Meet the Team

Karen Kelly Kiefer

Karen Kelly Kiefer

Director

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.

Lynn Berardelli

Lynn Berardelli

Associate Director

Lynn Berardelli, CSOM ’88, MA ’20, P ’18 & ’19, serves as the Associate Director of The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College. Experience in the banking industry, non-profit organizations, teaching theology, and parenting, led Lynn to pursue a master’s degree at the BC School of Theology and Ministry, and to make an intentional shift to enhance and promote the life-long faith formation process. Her studies and research concentrated on religious education, interfaith collaboration, and the application of digital media and communication strategies to ministry. She is excited to be back on campus and enthusiastic about sharing her management and leadership experience to support the mission of the Center through its programs and in her role as managing editor of the C21 Resources publication.

Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth Campbell

Assistant Program Director, Ever to Excel

Elizabeth Campbell joined the Church in the 21st Century Center in 2015 as the C21 Fellow. Shortly after graduating Boston College, Elizabeth returned to the Heights to support the Center in its outreach to young adults by leading the development and propogation of the Agape Latte Partnership Program in colleges, high schools, and parishes nationwide. Since joining the Center, Elizabeth continues to be involved in a diverse set of roles, from continuing to lead and grow the Agape Latte Partnership Program, to designing digital and print marketing materials, to leading social media and content strategy for Agape Latte. With a background in writing and the arts, and a belief in the power of creative transmedia storytelling, Elizabeth works to inspire and engage the C21 Center and Agape Latte audiences in sharing their stories of faith.