Opalinski is a graduate of Augsburg College (now Augsburg University) and received her master’s in religion from the Lutheran School of Theology at Philadelphia (now United Theological Seminary). As a life-long member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and one of its predecessor bodies, the Lutheran Church in America (LCA). She has traveled and lived abroad in several roles, affording her a global perspective on Christianity and Lutheranism. Currently, she serves as the communications manager for Global Church Sponsorship, Global Mission and the Fund for Leaders at the ELCA churchwide organization in Chicago.

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