Mrs. Mary Runger works as an educator and pastoral minister in the Chicago suburbs. Her focus has been on morality and chastity education for teens and on adult faith formation through book seminars and Bible study groups. She has held a number of leadership positions in the Diocese of Joliet and in her parish, St. Margaret Mary, Naperville, IL as well as at Benet Academy, Lisle, IL.
Mary is a founding board member of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Greater DuPage, and served as the Community Service Coordinator. She is a recipient of the Alumni of the Year Award that acknowledged her efforts to begin “Christmas in April”, a volunteer organization that
has rehabbed homes in Aurora, IL over the past 20 years.
Mary is a 1984 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Pre-Professional Studies. She also earned a Masters of Leadership in Family Ministry from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.
Mary lives with her husband, John (University of Notre Dame, ’84) in Lisle, IL, and they have six children. Her interests include travel, fitness, golf, and works of charity to those in need.