Mary Pat Garvin, RSM is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the theology and psychology from the Gregorian University, where she was also a faculty member from 1994 to 2001. A lifelong educator, Mary Pat has taught at the elementary, secondary and university levels. She has also served in leadership for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Currently, Mary Pat works with religious congregations worldwide in the areas of leadership development and the education of formators. She served on the Board of Cranaleith Spiritual Center from 2004 – 2016 and has offered several programs at Cranaleith. At the heart of her ministry is the interplay between spirituality and psychology which supports and makes possible a healthy and holy living of the Christian life.