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Sarah Caffrey Bachand is a doctoral student in Theology and Education at Boston College where she received her MA in Theology in 1998. She taught high school religion for many years in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In 2007, she co-authored a text for Saint Mary’s Press, Leader’s Guide for Primary Source Readings in Catholic Social Justice. Sarah has also coordinated the confirmation and middle school religious education programs for her parish. Her doctoral research focuses on adolescent and young adult faith formation and more particularly on educating for a faith that does justice.
Amy Galvam has served as a high school campus minister, outreach coordinator, interfaith hospital chaplain, and community leader. After receiving her B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies in 1992 from California State University in Sacramento, Amy moved to Boston from her native California to pursue an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry at Boston College. After completing her studies in 1996, she continued to pursue opportunities to grow in her faith and ministry by participating in the 19th Annotation Retreat based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius and completing an extended unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Emmanuel College. Currently, Amy's ministry is focused on her young family with some time set aside to teach religious education at her local parish, to serve as a supervisor in contextual education, and to facilitate courses online. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roland Guilbault received his M.A. in Theology from the Ministry Institute at Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH, with areas of interest in Scripture and education. He has served many years of ministry in parish, elementary and high school, and the prison settings. Roland has taught Scripture, Introduction to Christian Theology, and Women in Christian Tradition courses at the college level. He has also served as an online course facilitator. He continues his interest in Scripture as a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, attending many of their local, national, and international meetings. Contact: email@example.com
Meg Griffiths received her M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, where her research focused on mission and ministry in Catholic higher education. She holds a B.A. in American Studies with a concentration in Women & Gender Studies from the College of the Holy Cross. After completing her undergraduate degree, Meg served as a Jesuit Volunteer at Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Services in New Orleans, LA. Meg has since worked at Marquette University and Providence College as a Campus Minister, specializing in service and social justice programming. She helped to found a non-profit in post-Katrina New Orleans that served both residents of the city and short and long-term volunteers coming to rebuild. Meg volunteers her time with several non-profits, including JusticeTalks, a civic reflection project for AmeriCorps members and the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force. (Photo credit: Ryan T. Conaty)
Kathy Hendricks received her Master's Degree in Adult Christian Community Development from Regis University in Denver and certification as a spiritual director from Benet Hill Center, Colorado Springs. She has worked as a pastoral minister, Director of Religious Education, teacher, and catechist in diocesan offices, parishes and Catholic schools in Colorado, Alaska, and British Columbia, Canada. She also served as Parish Life Coordinator for Pax Christi Parish in Littleton, Colorado, administering the day-to-day operations of the parish in the absence of a resident pastor. Kathy is author of several books, including Everything About Parish Ministry I Wish I Had Known, and writes for various publications. She is a national consultant for William H. Sadlier and an editorial consultant for Twenty-Third Publications. She is a member of the Colorado Authors League and Spiritual Directors International. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joan Kennedy received her Master of Theological Studies degree in 2011 from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, with the aim of empowering the laity through adult faith formation programs. Since then she has presented her programs in parishes, retreat centers, private homes, and as a component of archdiocesan offerings. Joan earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College, a Master of Science degree in Biobehavioral Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and a certificate from the School of Spirituality at Mercy Center in Madison, CT. She is an experienced teacher, businessperson, artist, and art museum docent. She is also a lifelong volunteer in Catholic milieux, having served at various times as CCD teacher, Eucharistic minister, lector, and parish council member. Contact: email@example.com
Chris Kowalcky has been involved in spirituality and ministry work for many years upon graduating with a M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from the Boston College in 1998. Subsequent to this training she trained for the ministry of spiritual direction at Mercy Center in Madison, CT. For many years she has been involved in spiritual formation work at Boston College, as well as in parish, high school, and hospital contexts. She is currently working towards her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston. Her interests continue to be at the intersection of spirituality and psychology, and specifically how these aspects of selfhood facilitate human growth, healing, and wholeness. Her clinical work includes serving diverse populations in the contexts of community mental health and public education. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Lemire-Campion is the Life Long Faith Formation Associate at St. Agatha Parish in Milton, MA. Her career has always focused on education, first as a high school teacher, then in the publishing industry, and now on growth in faith, both in the parish setting and online at C21. Her ministry at St. Agatha Parish centers on faith formation across the lifespan including work with young adults, catechists, parents and older adults. Mary is also a freelance writer. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from Holy Cross College and an M.A. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University. She is currently completing an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She has studied in Madrid, Spain, and enjoys the language and culture of Spanish speakers. She has been involved in small group Bible study, the ministry of marriage preparation, social justice projects and pro-life education. Contact: email@example.com
Katherine Maher has worked in the field of clinical social work providing counseling and advocacy services for children and families in a variety of clinical, legal and educational settings. She is a trained spiritual director, completing her post-masters certificate in 2002, with a background in Ignatian spirituality rooted in her experience in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Katherine has accompanied others on the Spiritual Exercises 19th Annotation Retreat and other retreat experiences at several retreat centers in the Boston area. She has studied at the BC School of Theology and Ministry with a focus on spiritual formation.
John McGinty is a native of Boston's North Shore. He earned his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. He worked as a staff member at Boston College from 2006 until August of 2010, first coordinating the continuing education offerings for the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, and then as Interim Assistant Director and Acting Director of Boston College's Church in the 21st Century Center. Previously, he taught for several years at Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, MA, and has served parish communities throughout the Boston area. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
James A. Mongelluzzo is a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, MA, where he has served as parish priest, cathedral rector, founding director of the diocesan office for worship, and diocesan master of ceremonies. He holds three degrees in sacred liturgy, including a master’s degree from the graduate program in liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame, and a pontifical licentiate and pontifical doctorate from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. He teaches Homiletics and Sacramental Theology at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA, offers liturgy courses in the Continuing Education Program at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and facilitates online courses with C21 Online. On weekends he ministers at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Leominster, MA. Contact: email@example.com
Paula Raposo received her M.Ed. in Religious Education and a post-Master's Certificate in the Practice of Spirituality from Boston College. She also holds a B.A. in Multiple Disciplinary Studies with a concentration in Health and Education from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, as well as an A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology from Bristol Community College. Paula is currently the director of adult faith formation at Saint Julie Billiart Parish in Dartmouth, MA. She has vast experience in religious formation and preparation and has served on several diocesan religious education advisory boards and committees. In addition to her work in ministry, Paula is also a clinical specialist at the Jordan Hospital Laboratory in Plymouth, MA. She enjoys serving C21 Online as a regular online course facilitator, a role she has held since 2004. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Schaeffler, O.P., an Adrian Dominican Sister, spent many years in parish and archdiocesan faith formation ministry and served as director of adult faith formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is currently ministering as a freelance consultant and presenter for catechetical/adult faith formation. Active in faith formation at the national level, Janet has been an elected officer of the executive committee of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), and continues to serve on the NCCL adult faith formation committee. She is the author of various publications, including Creative Connections for Catechists from A to Z: Catholic Social Teaching, A Prayerbook for Eucharistic Ministers, and Nuts and Bolts: Ideas and Practices for Adult Faith Formation. She is a regular contributor to Take Out: Family Faith on the Go and Catechist magazine, and she has also written hundreds of articles in catechetical and parish ministry. Contact: email@example.com
Vincent Sullivan-Jacques received his M.Ed. in Religious Education from Boston College. He holds a B.A. in Theology with minors in Health Sciences and Film Studies from Boston College. After completing his undergraduate degree, Vincent served as an Americorps member at Peace Games where he taught K-8th grade students peacemaking and conflict resolution skills. For seven years, Vincent was employed by the Diocese of Worcester and taught at St. Peter-Marian High School. In his teaching, he emphasizes the connection between adolescent catechesis and social change. Vincent currently works as a campus minister at Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where he directs their SEND service immersion trips and SEARCH retreat program. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org