Sister Carol Perry Fund for Biblical Education
Where do we find the words to express our love and gratitude for one so important as Sister Carol Perry? During her 37 year ministry at Marble, Sister Carol taught us what God’s Word actually says, and in her life she has shown us what God’s Love actually looks like. Her fingerprints will forever be indelibly imprinted on our spirits and on the soul of Marble Church.
Though it will always be difficult to effectively say what she means to us, we all have an opportunity to show how grateful we are by making a donation to The Sister Carol Perry Fund for Biblical Education. This fund, established in her honor, is meant to ensure that the strong biblical/theological foundation she has built here can be passed on from generation to generation as we finance the essential ministry of biblical instruction and scholarship.
In June 2018 we also dedicated a stained glass window in honor of Sister Carol. As she was celebrated during Worship Sister Carol said, “You are the only Protestant church in the world that would do this for a Catholic nun.” The window, created by artist Nikki Vogt and the Rambusch Decorating Company, is on the Concourse Level, across from the Labyrinth Room where Sister Carol taught so many of her classes.
Sister Carol Perry is affectionately known by most at Marble as Sister Carol, she is a gifted teacher and was a resident Bible scholar at Marble Collegiate Church for thirty-seven years until May 28, 2017. Sister Carol uses her extensive scholarship and imaginative storytelling skills to offer a fresh and innovative approach to exploring the Scriptures, bringing people and stories of the Bible to life. She continues to teach and lead retreats across the country and even stops by Marble from time to time. Visit our archive to access her Bible Studies and Sermons.
Sister Carol is the Former Chair of the English Department at John A. Coleman High School in Kingston, New York. She received her Master’s degree from St. Mary’s at Notre Dame, Indiana, and studied at Fordham University and Regina Mundi in Rome. Carol Perry is a Sister of Saint Ursula. In April 2014, Sister Carol wrote Waiting for Our Souls to Catch Up, with her newest book being, Among Women.