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The Christophers Welcome Media Literacy Expert

Sister Nancy Usselmann, FSP, To Their Board of Directors

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Sr. Nancy Usselmann is a Daughter of St. Paul (#MediaNuns) and Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles. She is a Media Literacy Education specialist, theologian, author, writer, speaker, and film/television reviewer for and She gives numerous presentations, classes, workshops and intensive courses all around the country on media mindfulness, virtues and social media, cultural mysticism, and any topic related to faith formation and the media to youth, young adults, parents, and teachers, as well as cinema divina retreats and parish missions.

She authored A SACRED LOOK: Becoming Cultural Mystics, a theology of popular culture by Wipf & Stock and writes for numerous publications and online journals, including Our Sunday Visitor News Service and St Anthony Messenger.

Sr. Nancy receives requests to be a panelist for film screenings and events. She has been a judge on the SIGNIS Catholic Jury for the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy and an interviewer host at the Windrider Summit at Sundance Film Festival. She hosts a web series, A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journeys of Catholics in Media, where she interviews actors, writers, and directors in Hollywood. Sr. Nancy is currently working on her Doctorate in Ministry from Catholic University of America with a concentration in Liturgical Catechesis. She has degrees in Communications Arts and Business Management as well as a Masters of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is certified in Catechetics and Media Literacy Education.

Sr Nancy belongs to numerous organizations. She is an Executive Board member of CIMA (Catholics in Media Associates), and member of NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education), SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communicators), and a contributing theologian at THEOCOM (Theology and Communications in Dialogue) sponsored by the Vatican. She is also a member of the School Advisory Board for St. Mark’s Catholic
School, Venice, CA and catechist for Confirmation and OCIA at St Timothy's Church in Los Angeles.

Sister Nancy Usselmann, FSP

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