Carol Frenning

Carol FrenningACLS President
Workshop C6: Engaging the Community in Building & Remodeling Cathedrals

Carol Frenning is a liturgical design consultant who works with congregations throughout the country as they build or renovate their worship spaces. Trained as an art historian, her academic work is in the area of American religious architecture. She taught Sacred Architecture at the University of Saint Thomas and lectures at the University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. A graduate of the first class of the Institute for Liturgical Consultants at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Carol serves as a founder and president on the board for the Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space. She served as chair of the national advisory board for IFRAA-AIA (Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture which is part of the American Institute of Architects) in 2005. She was on the national planning board for the Form/Reform conference and formerly on the board for Faith and Form. She served as the convener for the Visual Arts and the Liturgy Seminar of the North American Academy of Liturgy. She is past chair of the Society of Architectural Historians Minnesota chapter as well as past chair of the art and environment committee for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Carol is president of the Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space (ACLS).