Deena Marie Carr is the innovative teacher of Finance: According to Your Faith, a Christian financial education ministry that seeks to transform the lives of God’s people by empowering them with the understanding and tools necessary to more effectively manage their finances and businesses to build the Kingdom of God.
A recognized financial expert, Dr. Carr has been seen and heard on both secular and Christian television and radio. Most recently she has appeared Chicago’s ABC and NBC news channels. Dr. Carr has also been seen on TBN’s “Praise the Lord”, The Word Network, and several other stations. She also is a weekly guest on the national syndicated James Fortune show. And the television program Finance: According to Your Faith, can be seen every Saturday on WJYS-62 at 8:30 p.m.
What distinguishes Dr. Carr is her rich understanding of God’s Word and contemporary economic strategies, combined with her ability to “simplify the complex” and “bring humor to the serious” to liberate and motivate God’s people. Her most recent book, The Carr Guide to Personal Wealth: A comprehensive plan for bible based financial management” is appreciated by pastors, financial ministers and laity as a powerful tool for shifting the believer’s perspective about managing finances and building wealth.
During the day, Dr. Carr is also a partner in the management consulting practice of a leading global professional services firm where she is a senior strategist specializing in serving US and global firms in the Financial Services industry. Dr. Carr is a recognized leader in global growth, thought leadership, and also leads the firm’s “Strategy Acceleration Center based in Chicago. Most recently Ms. Carr was recognized as one of the 2014 Top Women in Insurance Global Management Consulting by Reactions, and she was also a recipient of the Chicago United 2013 Business Leaders of Color award.
Dr. Carr wears other hats as well. A lover of teaching, she is an adjunct professor at North Park University’s Graduate School of Business and Non Profit Management, where she teaches Macroeconomics and Global Economics. And most importantly, Dr. Carr is also on the ministerial staff at Christian Heritage Training Center where her mother Dr. Mary Trout Carr is pastor.
Dr. Carr has a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Econometrics from Northwestern University, and continues her education via the Executive Program at the London School of Economics. She also holds a Ph.D in Theology from Hope Bible School and Seminary.