Susan (Susana) Carpenter

Year Joined MKLM: 2014
Country: Tanzania
City: Mwanza
Focus: Education and Pastoral Care
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Current Ministry: (in transition – Susana hopes to soon begin working on a special ministry with adults and older children)

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Susana is from San Francisco, CA. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Dominican University, San Rafael, CA, Master of Arts in Theology from Graduate Theological University (GTU), Berkeley, CA, and Adult and Children Teaching Certificates from San Francisco State University. Susana taught mostly in Catholic schools which served low income and immigrant families and was Religious Education Director. At GTU, she was the Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President.

Susana was member of St. Ambrose Parish, Berkeley, CA, a lay community founding member and involved with several Sisters’ communities. She participated in ministries in Guatemala, Mexico and Nepal.

In Tanzania, from 2015 – 2017, Susana was the Shaloom Kindergarten Director and Head Teacher. The kindergarten was part of Shaloom Care Center, an Archdiocese of Mwanza ministry. Many children, who might not otherwise attend school, were referred to the kindergarten by Shaloom Care Center counselors.