Karen Kiefer is the director of the Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College, which serves as a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church. Coupling her marketing and communications background with her love of the Catholic faith, Karen creates and grows new programming and publication models that creatively engage and evangelize, including: Agape Latte, Faith Feeds, Drawing God, GodPods, and Breakfast with God. As managing editor of C21 Resources magazine, Karen has worked to publish over 25 magazine issues on a variety of challenges and opportunities facing the Church. 

Before joining the C21 Center in 2008, she held positions for over a decade in University Advancement and as an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Department. Karen taught religious education in local parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston for 25 years. She is the co- founder of the award-winning, grassroots non-profit organization, Spread the Bread, and author of the Christmas children’s book, The Misfit Sock. The book inspired the virtual Million Misfit Sock March to celebrate differences and take a stand against bullying. Karen most recently authored the children’s book, Drawing God, sparking a world-wide drawing God movement. The mother of four daughters, Karen resides in Wayland, Massachusetts with her husband, Sam.