Christopher Kerr is executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN), a national lay-led social justice education and advocacy organization grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. He joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) as executive director in 2011. He has over 15 years of experience in Catholic education, ministry, and social justice education and advocacy. Prior to ISN, he served in multiple roles at John Carroll University, including coordinating international immersion experience and social justice education programming, and founding co-director of John Carroll’s Arrupe Scholars Program for Social Action.
Prior to his time at John Carroll, he served as a teacher an administrator at the elementary and secondary levels in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, including time in both urban and suburban settings. Chris also worked for a number of years as a part-time staff member with the InterReligious Task Force Central America, coordinating legislative advocacy and young adult outreach.
Chris speaks regularly at campuses and parishes across the country about social justice education and advocacy, Jesuit mission, and a broad range of social justice issues. He currently serves on the board of directors of Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) as well as a number of other Catholic social justice advisory groups and committees.
Chris earned a B.A. and M.A. from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. Chris, his wife Jill, and three boys reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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