Colleen Earnshaw

Colleen Earnshaw joined the St. Lucy Pastoral Staff in July 2008. She is the coordinator of the Baptism, Confirmation, and Social Service Ministries

After attending public elementary and high school, Colleen went to the University of Steubenville (Ohio), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Education.  She went on to receive a Master of Education in Counseling at Providence College.

Colleen credits her career path to a “call to serve others”.  She has been a teacher; a day camp director in Cumberland, RI; a guidance counselor for the Diocese of Providence and Bishop Keough Regional High School; and a youth program director at a community center in Providence. She has also enjoyed working with the elderly population.

The daughter of Gertrude and Walter Kane, Colleen grew up in Woonsocket, RI.  She was the sixth of eight children.  Her brothers and sisters are Kevin, Colin, Holly, Brian, Karen, Christopher, and Laurel. Colleen has been married to Timothy Earnshaw since 2005.  Outside of work she enjoys gardening and most outdoor activities, cooking/ baking, singing, and dancing.  And, by the way, she loves a good joke or story.