Kristin Colberg is an associate professor of theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She studied first at Notre Dame (B.A., 1994), and then spent two years in Belize City, Belize, as a part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps before pursuing a Master’s of Divinity at Yale Divinity School (2000). Her doctoral work at Notre Dame focused on systematic theology with an emphasis in ecclesiology. Her dissertation (Ph.D., 2009) examined the relationship between Vatican I and Vatican II.
Her theological work is rooted in a desire to demonstrate the Church’s ability to speak meaningfully in the modern context. She is the author of Vatican I and Vatican II: Councils in the Living Tradition, as well as an edited volume, The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper: Doing Truth in Love, and numerous scholarly articles on Vatican II, ecumenism and major developments in Catholic thought. She is a member of the official Reformed-Catholic dialogue in the United States. She was appointed to ARCIC-III in 2018.