Rhonda Miska is a preacher, writer, spiritual director, community organizer, lay minister and truth-seeker rooted in the Dominican heritage. Originally from Middleton, Wisconsin, Rhonda makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she lives with her housemate and a Shih Tzu puppy. She serves as Communications Director at the Church of St. Timothy in Blaine, MN.
Rhonda holds a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and an undergraduate degree in International Studies and French from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She has also completed coursework at the University of Virginia and the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St Louis, Missouri.
Rhonda previously served as a Jesuit Volunteer in rural Nicaragua; the Social Justice/Hispanic Minister at the Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville, VA; and as the Community Coordinator of Innisfree Village (a community of adults with intellectual disabilities). In 2015, she returned to her native Midwest where she served at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa and Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.
Her past ministries include facilitating Muslim-Christian dialogue, coordinating a shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness, leading re-entry retreats for returned missioners, and accompanying migrant children in federal immigration court. She has also taught workshops on writing as spiritual practice, served in leadership for a congregation-based community organization, and assisted with academic research on the New Cosmology.
Rhonda serves on the advisory board of Catholic Women Preach and is part of the Spiritual Directors International New Contemplatives Initiative. Rooted in the Dominican tradition, Rhonda seeks to live out the preaching charism though intentional commitment to study, prayer, community, and ministry. Rhonda enjoys cooking, baking, kayaking, hiking, and dancing.