S. Kathleen Atkinson OSB is a Benedictine Sister from Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck, ND. Nationally recognized as an energetic and creative leader in hunger and homelessness education, she has developed service learning experiences for all age groups and led service teams to a variety of foreign and United States locations. Kathleen has been a teacher at the elementary, secondary, university level and has served as director of catechesis for the diocese of Bismarck. In 2013 she founded Ministry on the Margins, working with at risk youth, prison inmates, the homeless, and others who are God’s poor among us. Ministry on the Margins currently serves over 800 people with 80-90 volunteers each week.
Kathleen holds an MA in Theology from St John’s University and a Doctorate in Ministry from the St Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St Thomas. She is the author of several articles on spirituality and mission as well as two books published by Liguori Press – God is Always There. Psalms for Every Moment, and Letting Go and Letting God. 21 Centuries of Faith.