HARTFORD — The Office of Catholic Social Justice Ministry (OCSJM) of the Archdiocese of Hartford has appointed Lynn Campbell as its new executive director.
Prior to her appointment, Campbell was the social ministry coordinator at the OCSJM for five years. In this role, she developed and implemented several social justice leadership and formational trainings, established the Bishop Peter Rosazza Social Justice Conference, and started the Leadership Development series, a training program for individuals interested in parish social ministry. In addition, she co-developed the Parishes in Action program, created the First Friday Luncheon Series, and led the design, implementation and facilitation of the Leadership Development Series.
As a member of St. Patrick Church in Farmington, Campbell has over 20 years of parish experience serving in faith formation and social outreach programs. For eight years, she has organized an annual International Bazaar, which provides education and awareness of global and economic justice issues.
“I am passionate about parish life, and want to help parishes embrace social ministry, so that they can carry out the social teachings of the Church,” Campbell said.
This past summer, Campbell traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico on an immersion trip, where she had the opportunity to meet with regional Catholic Relief Services staff, visit with the marginalized, and learn of the effects global structures and policies have among the poorest of the poor.
“OCSJM has a 43 year history of illuminating the causes and effect of poverty and injustice, while imparting the tools to promote action in parishes and communities. I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to further the mission of OCSJM in my new capacity. I look forward to working with the people of the Archdiocese to bring justice and love to a broken world,” Campbell added.
Campbell has a Master of Nonprofit Management Degree and a Master Certificate of Pastoral Administration from Regis University, along with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University.