Carrie earned an M.A. in Theology from Loyola University in Chicago, where she also served as a campus minister. She taught Theology in a Catholic high school for several years. She was a NET minister and traveled the country leading high-energy retreats for high school students. Carrie and her husband live in the suburbs of Chicago with their four children, where she is active in her children’s school and teaches religious education in her local parish. Her sister is a professed religious in the¬†Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia.