Elizabeth Moriarty, Operations Manager for the Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia and COO of
the Archdiocese of Chicago
With a 16-year career in ministry, Elizabeth currently uses her pastoral expertise and business training to
facilitate the flow of work across the business operations departments of the Archdiocese by troubleshooting
and helping to resolve elevated parish issues and manage other special projects. She is also a certified as a
Pastoral Associate in the Archdiocese.
Her professional experiences include: supervising a home for women in recovery from addictions at Samaritan
Inns in Washington, D.C.; living at a Catholic Worker House in Santa Ana, CA and caring for homeless
people, undocumented immigrants and inmates in the Orange County Jail; working as a paralegal for the State
Appellate Defender in Chicago and concurrently volunteering as jail chaplain at Cook County Jail with Kolbe
House; and being the Director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Clement Parish in Lincoln Park. At the
University of Notre Dame, she served as the first Assistant Director of the Gender Relations Center (GRC),
responsible for the formation of students and engaging Catholic teaching on issues related gender, relationships
and sexuality; Rector of Farley Hall, supervising and training the hall staff and overseeing the operations of the
dorm and formation of the 225 residents; and Special Consultant for the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for
Compassionate Care in Medicine, focused on strategic planning.
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Master of Divinity and Master of Non-profit Business
Administration from Notre Dame.