In this session, Meghan will lead us in a reflection on how to be a true Marian presence in a Catholic work environment, unlocking the gifts and power of our feminine genius in such a way that we can be a source of creativity, blessing, and transformation in our professions. She will talk about how to avoid the two pitfalls to which every woman is prone–female dominance and the passive doormat–and to find the middle road of Our Lady’s disposition of active receptivity. Meghan will give examples of personal lessons learned from her years of working in the Church as well as drawing from the Church’s teachings and the lives of the saints.
Meghan Cokeley serves as the Director of the Office for the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in which her main responsibility is to guide and support the 200+ Catholic parishes of the Archdiocese in the area of adult faith formation and evangelization. Meghan has a B.A. in Theology and a Master of Theological Studies degree from the University of Notre Dame. She earned Ph.D. Candidacy in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family at the Catholic University of America. She was born and raised in Somerville, NJ and has also served in parish ministry as a Director of Religious Education and Catholic school religion teacher.