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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Faculty & Staff

Amy Florian

Title/s: Adjunct Faculty

E-mail: amy@amyflorian.com


B.S., Iowa State University
M.P.S., Loyola University Chicago
F.T., Association for Death Education and Counseling

Professional & Community Affiliations

Amy has worked as a liturgy and bereavement consultant for over two decades. She helped found a support group for widowed people in 1989 which she still facilitates. Over a dozen national conferences have benefited from Amy’s presence on the liturgy team. She taught undergraduate classes at Dominican University and St. Xavier University, published over two dozen articles, and authored two books. She served for 5 years as Executive Director of Stauros U.S.A., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people find meaning, hope, and peace in the midst of suffering. She currently serves as CEO of Corgenius, a company specializing in teaching professionals how to support grieving clients, patients, and colleagues. Amy is a Fellow in Thanatology (the highest level of certification in the field of death and grief), and gives training sessions, workshops, and conference talks across the country. Amy joined IPS as an adjunct faculty member in 2004, and has taught “Ministry with the Sick, Dying, and Grieving” every spring.


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