A Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

Cynthia “Sam” Bowns, MDiv ’12 (deceased)


A familiar face at CTU from her time in the Development Office, Sam Bowns now devotes her energy full time to activism for the ordination of Women Deacons. She has held a leadership role for the Congregation of St. Joseph in Cleveland, preached at multiple parishes throughout the Midwest and co-facilitated a retreat in San Francisco on “Women’s Restoration to the Diaconate,” the second of its kind. Her work and journey have been featured in the National Catholic Reporter, CatholicWomenPreach.com and on PBS.

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