Marie Kenyon Named Director

Marie Kenyon Named Director of Peace & Justice Commission

In January, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson named Marie Kenyon the director of the newly-formed Peace and Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The goal of the commission is to address societal issues such as poverty, racial tension and the lack of educational opportunities from a Catholic perspective.

The commission was among several initiatives the Archbishop announced at a Mass for Peace and Justice at the Cathedral Basilica following the death of Michael Brown.

“I urge this new Commission to assist the citizens and public officials throughout all 11 counties of our Archdiocese in the effort to achieve peace and justice for all.” Carlson said in a statement.

Previously, Kenyon served as the founder/director for the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, which provides free family and immigration legal representation to low-income clients. Annually, the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry litigates on approximately fourteen hundred civil law cases.

Kenyon holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Bradley University and graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Law. She is a past president of the St. Louis Bar Foundation and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and has served on the Missouri Bar’s Gender and Justice Task Force, the Women’s Place board and the Economic Justice Task Force of the Missouri Catholic Conference.

Kenyon has served on the Access Board of Directors since 2005.

One Reply to “Marie Kenyon Named Director”

  1. Marion Devereaux Chesterton

    Dear Ms. Kenyon,

    My name is Marion Chesterton and I am a senior at Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis. Last year, I spent a semester researching unaccompanied minor immigration from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. At the end of the semester, I compiled my findings into a fifteen-minute “Joe Talk” (my school’s version of a TED Talk). This year, I am taking a Women and Gender Studies course through SLU at my school and am continuing my research and creating a documentary about the topic, in order to try and change the narrative in our country. I have done a little research and am aware of your involvement and activism for immigrants and would be honored to interview you, either via Skype or in person within the next month or so. If you are able to be interviewed by me, please let me know. Thank you so much!

    Marion Chesterton

Comments are closed.