Carolyn Cannizzaro is a proud wife, mother
and grandmother. She lives with her husband, Andy, on a farm in southwest Pennsylvania.
Carolyn didn’t always live on a farm. No, she
came from the metropolis of San Diego, California, where she grew up, served in her community,
and taught elementary school for twenty-three years. Why would a California
city girl move to Fayette County, Pennsylvania?
The answer is TRUE LOVE. More than that, it was the Holy Spirit directing her life! It is truly a “Green Acres”
kind of story demonstrating
of humor and playfulness of our Lord. Carolyn has experienced many trials in life including
marital strife, the loss of both parents,
and the tragic death of her first husband and
eldest daughter. Through these many difficulties she surrendered and found her trust
and joy in the Lord.
Carolyn received her Bachelor of
Liberal Arts Degree and Teacher Certification in 1983 from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA,
and in her profession served as a teacher and literacy coach.
In 2007, she earned her Masters of Administration in Education from
Concordia University in Irvine, CA.
In 2015, Carolyn received her Pastoral Ministry Certification from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania.
Carolyn serves as a Catechist, Worship Leader, Cantor, and Eucharistic minister to the sick and homebound in her
home Parish of
The Church of St. Anne
in Rostraver, PA. She leads a women’s ministry out of her home called “I
AM” Women’s Fellowship and
especially loves singing God’s praises as a member of the Living Praise Worship Team with outreach to Magnificat Events,
Retreats, and Life in the Spirit Seminars. (livingpraiseworship.com)
If Carolyn could give you one pearl of wisdom it would be to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths,”