UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH – Kelly Swan joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network staff earlier this week. She will serve as ISN’s Communications Manager, overseeing the growing voice of ISN’s continuingly evolving digital and print communication. Swan is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and brings years of experience working in the areas of parish social ministry, child and family advocacy and community education, and communications and publishing.
After three years in New Jersey spent working with children experiencing homelessness and working with families in a parish setting, she coordinated a religious education and service immersion trip program at a Catholic parish in Charleston, West Virginia. With her husband and young children, she then spent a year working and living in community at Nazareth Farm in Doddridge County, West Virginia, and most recently resided for the past six years in Wheeling, West Virginia, engaged in projects related to holistic family life, Appalachian advocacy, sustainable agriculture and mothers’ spirituality, as a well as working as a writer and production editor for INWheeling and Metroburgh Magazines. With her husband and four children, Kelly relocated to Northeast Ohio to join the Ignatian Solidarity Network staff.
“Kelly brings a strong writing and communications background as well as a passion for faith-based social justice education and advocacy,” said Christopher Kerr, ISN executive director. “We are excited to welcome her to the Ignatian family and for the contributions that she will bring!”
The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) is a national social justice networking, education, and advocacy organization animated by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the witness of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501(c)(3) organization working in partnership with over 80 Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners.