Sr. Donna L. Ciangio is a Dominican Sister of Caldwell, New Jersey. She is the director of Church Leadership Consultation and works internationally and nationally in promoting parish vitality and pastoral direction, congregational and leadership development, faith formation, small Christian communities, consulting with parishes and dioceses, and in many other areas. 

She serves as director of adult faith formation at St. Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills, New Jersey; is an adjunct faculty member in Drew University’s Doctor of Ministry program; and is a consultant for RCL Benziger Publishing Company.

She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Caldwell University and the Center for Ministry Development and is chairperson of the North American Forum for Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC).

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Seeking truth together

Small Christian communities provide an environment in which members read and wrestle with the meaning of Scripture, church teaching and faith in order to find the truth of what God speaks to them. The wrestling is important, because Catholics don't generally question enough to make Scripture or church teaching their own.