Nicole Perone

ESTEEM National Coordinator

Nicole M. Perone holds a Master of Divinity from Yale University. Her Bachelor of Arts in Theology with double minors in Italian and Catholic Studies was bestowed by Loyola University Maryland, where she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Nicole previously served as the Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Hartford, where she directed the first-ever Archdiocesan Women’s Conference and revived the Archdiocesan lay ministry formation program.

In 2018, Nicole was a delegate to the Pre-Synod at the Vatican in advance of the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, and served on the writing committee for the Pre-Synodal document. She speaks and writes nationally on the roles of young people and women in the Church. Her work has been published by Catholic News Service, America Media, The Jesuit Post, and US Catholic.

Nicole is the chair of the board of governors for the National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults, and a member of the board of directors of the All Africa Conference: Sister to Sister. She also sits on the National Advisory Council for the NeXt Level initiative of the Center for FaithJustice.

Nicole lives in Milford, Connecticut with her husband, John, a communications consultant and the Director of Digital Media for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Leadership Roundtable promotes best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.

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