Mary Stimming, Associate Director, joined the Wabash Center in 2016. Mary works out of a home office in Chicago (Go Cubs!) that she shares with her 4 children and 2 cats. Yes, the one cat is extremely overweight. She knows.
Mary’s favorite time and place is the bi-annual family reunion at the beach: 4 generations, 60+ relatives, 7 days of nonsense. At home, Mary enjoys sitting in her backyard with a book while the weeds grow around her. Don’t be fooled by the flowers in the photo—they thrive despite her refusal to garden.
Mary serves on the Board of Directors for NAMI Metro Suburban, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and chairs the Advocacy Committee. Throughout the year, she speaks on mental health topics for civic and religious organizations.
Prior to coming to the Wabash Center, Mary worked with at-risk students in a public high school outside Atlanta and taught theology at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.
Georgetown University, BA in Theology
University of Chicago, MA, and Ph.D. in Christian Theology