DR. CAER (pronounced 'Care') has produced leading-edge broadcast media on faith and spirituality for 20+ years. An original consultant on the launch of PBS National’s long-running TV series 'Religion & Ethics Weekly,' she has worked for TIME, NBC, HBO, and as an on-air commentator on youth and spirituality for FOX News.
Caer is a Founding Director of the Godspeed Institute in coastal Maine and is known around the world as the host of the acclaimed “Godspeed Institute” radio program / podcast. Rising above the din of fighting that often burdens media discussions on world religion and spirituality, Caer launched the program in 2010 as “an on-air classroom” on religious diversity to help improve understanding between people in an upbeat atmosphere of warmth and respect.
Since then, she has interviewed over 150 scholars, ministers, authors, and practitioners of belief systems from locations around the globe. The program has been twice nominated for the Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award and has become a resource at colleges and universities including Yale.
Her current project is “Flight Song: Dedications to The Departed,” a musical program focused on helping people grieve through COVID losses and beyond. To learn more visit https://www.flightsong.us/
A member of the Author’s Guild, Caer’s books include:
"Dear Little One: Thoughts to My Child in an Uncertain World" (2018/2005), an award-winning spiritual compass for readers of all ages, offering a parent’s loving reflections on many aspects of life—friendship, beauty, faith, fear, hope, health, aging, money, love, grief, challenges, and much more.
"Inspired Relationships: 7 Saints' Real-Life Lessons on How to Live, Love and Work” (2013), nominated for a Christopher and two Catholic Press Association Awards, is an insightful and innovative exploration of the very human traits and challenges of popular saints, and how their lessons help us today at home, at work, and in community.
Caer was first published at 17 and enjoys teaching and inspiring youth to believe in the value of their words and perspectives. She is a graduate of New York University and Fordham University. She earned her doctorate in spiritually-centered interdisciplinary leadership at Creighton University.
For more information visit www.godspeedinstitute.com and www.flightsong.us.
Dear Little One: Thoughts to My Child in an Uncertain World
Award-winner, Top Shelf Literary Magazine, First Place Non-Fiction, 2021! Dear Little One is a perennial spiritual compass for readers of all ages, offering a parent’s loving reflections on many aspects of life—friendship, beauty, faith, fear, hope, health, aging, money, love, grief, challenges, and much more. A timeless gift book, packed with meaning and color photography throughout, it will accompany your loved ones through childhood, adulthood, and even the twilight years. Praise for Dear Little One:
“Timeless. The stuff that needs to be said. Dear Little One has the quality of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea.” —Carol Howe, Columnist
“Heartwarming and inspirational.” —Jamie Raab, Publisher, A Walk to Remember
“Caer, thank you for the gentle intelligence of Dear Little One, a hymn to life and love and God.” —Gerald Levin, CEO, Emeritus, Time Warner
“With four grandchildren, it is important for us to see through the hubbub to the mystery and awe in these little lives. Caer, thank you for helping us do that.” —Fred Osborn, Chair Emeritus, Episcopal Church Foundation
“Dear Little One provides a compass to kids and adults, even adults who do not have kids. It speaks to us all.” —Madison Dancer
Inspired Relationships: 7 Saints' Real-Life Lessons on How to Live, Love and Work2013
Awards and Recognition
- 2021 First Place, Non-Fiction Award from Top Shelf Literary Magazine: 'Dear Little One: Thoughts to My Child in an Uncertain World'
- 2019 Presenter, "Reclaiming a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence" Conference, University of Maine
- 2016 Presenter, “Globalizing the Humanities” Conference, University of Pittsburgh
- 2016 Nominated, Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award, Godspeed Institute
- 2014 Nominated, Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award, Godspeed Institute
- 2008 Nominated, Christopher Award, for book 'Inspired Relationships'
- 2008 Nominated, 2 Catholic Press Association awards for 'Inspired Relationships'
- 2005 Bestseller, Dear Little One, Non-fiction, Parenting
- 2003 Winner, First Place, Columnist, Newspaper Series, 'Soul Proprietors'
- 2003 Winner, First Place, Television, Education Producer, Maine PBS