Nina is passionate about moving hearts and minds and helping others understand their faith in practical ways. In addition to being an author and founder of two ministries, Nina is also an artist. She utilizes all her God-given talents to create a spiritual atmosphere that inspires attendees to more fully experience the presence of the Holy Spirit. One attendee summed it up: "I came to expand my knowledge, and I learned about expanding my heart." That's Nina's goal.
Nina possesses a Doctor of Ministry” from Fordham University, a Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Muhlenberg College. She also attained education certification in alcohol and drug counseling from Villanova University.
Nina is the founder of We Thirst Ministries and the creator of the popular educational DVD series, We Thirst (Christian Reflections on Addiction). Her video series is currently being held in seminary and universitity libraries in 7 countries and 25 U.S. states (and counting!). Her work has been noted in numerous Catholic media outlets, including America Magazine and the USCCB's podcast "Made for Love."
Nina is also the author of When on Earth: Discovering Christian Spirituality in the Daily Happenings of Ordinary Life (a book of reflections and illustrations) and Clear Bear (a children’s picture book). She is also the founder and executive director of AFIRE (Active Faith Implementing Relief in the Epidemic), a 501c3 nonprofit. Nina is a member of the Catholic Speakers Organization and a lifetime member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education. She resides outside of Quakertown, Pennsylvania with her husband Mark who helps her in her ministerial work.
- Distraction: How it Affects Prayer Life
- Faith in Action
- Faith, Hope & Love
- Franciscan Spirituality
- Holiness: Pursuit of Sainthood — Especially in the Messiness of Life
- Ignatian Spirituality
- Salesian Spirituality
- Spiritual Discipline
- Spirituality & Religion
- Spirituality of Matt Talbot