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Susan Bayard earned her M.A. in pastoral ministry and Post Master’s Certificate in Spiritual Formation at Boston College, and she is now enrolled in a spiritual companioning program through the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. For 20 years she served as pastoral associate for community outreach in a parish in MetroWest Boston, helping to nurture and support the faith lives of parishioners. Susan is a former high school history teacher, and she maintains a lively interest in the stories of nations and tribes and the shaping of community. Susan is the mother of four adult children and the grandmother of five little ones. Social justice and faith development are areas of particular and ongoing interest.
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 by 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.
Roland Guilbault received his M.A. in theology from the Ministry Institute at Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire, 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, along with his work facilitating online courses. He continues his interest in Scripture as a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, attending many of their local, national, and international meetings.
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.
Marianne Ivany is a 2011 graduate of St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Euclid, Ohio, where she earned an M.A. in theology and is also continuing her post-graduate religious education studies. She also holds a B.S. in applied science from Youngstown State University. Since 1999 Marianne has been involved in a wide array of religious education programs in her home parish, and she currently has a concentration in adult education. She is also a facilitator for the University of Dayton's online religious education program. In addition to her work in ministry, Marianne holds a position as a technical lab consultant for an outpatient rheumatology clinic in Akron, Ohio, where she has been employed since 1986.
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, Connecticut. 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 religious education teacher, Eucharistic minister, lector, and parish council member.
Mary Lemire-Campion is a Pastoral Associate at St. John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury, MA where she does pastoral work in many areas including social justice, liturgy and adult faith formation. Her career includes a strong focus on education, first as a high school teacher, then in the publishing industry, and now both in the parish setting and online with Crossroads. Mary is also a freelance writer. She is a 2013 graduate of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry where she earned the M.A. in pastoral ministry. Mary also holds a B.A. in Spanish from Holy Cross College and an M.A. in Hispanic studies from Brown University. 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.
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, 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 currently serves as the Spiritual Life Coordinator at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry where she received the M.A. in pastoral ministry. Her clinical training also includes a master’s in social work from Boston University and a 2-year certificate in spiritual direction and retreat programming from the Spiritual Life Center in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Anne Marie Mahoney earned the master’s degree in pastoral ministry and the post-master’s certificate in spiritual formation at Boston College as an older adult. She has worked in parish religious education in the Archdiocese of Boston as a director overseeing formation for kindergarten through high school as well as RCIA, baptism preparation, and adult programs. After doing more courses and workshops she moved into freelance bereavement work. She currently offers a bereavement program that utilizes the creative arts in both parishes and senior centers. Prior to becoming involved in faith formation, Anne Marie worked in municipal government and was a high school English teacher. She enjoys staying active in local government on appointed committees as well as travelling, theatre, fencing, and taking care of her grandson.
James A. Mongelluzzo is a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, 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 formerly of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Currently, Jim teaches homiletics and sacramental theology at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts, and offers occasional liturgy courses in the Continuing Education program at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, in addition to facilitating online courses. On weekends he ministers at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Leominster, MA.
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. Paula currently serves as a pastoral associate at Saint Julie Billiart Parish in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She has vast experience in religious formation and sacramental preparation. Over the years Paula has served on several diocesan religious education advisory boards and committees. A much loved part of her work in parish ministry finds her directing the RCIA process, as well as leading and forming leaders of small faith communities. She greatly enjoys serving STM Online: Crossroads as a regular online course facilitator, a role she has held since 2004.
Kathleen Russo began her career in accounting and finance, and received her undergraduate degree in economics and accounting from the College of the Holy Cross. She also holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Boston University. After feeling called to the ministry of adult faith formation, she received an M.Ed. in religious education from Boston College. Kathleen completed her post-master's certificate in spiritual formation at Boston College in 2015. In addition to her work facilitating courses, she teaches classes and leads group spiritual direction at her home parish on Cape Cod.
Tanya Rybarczyk is a Catholic adult faith formation educator, writer, and retreat leader, specializing in Catholic meditative prayer practices. She holds an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from the University of Portland, OR, and an M.A. in English from Binghamton University. Her writing has been featured in America magazine and Liturgical Training Publications' At Home with the Word. Tanya has served as a lay parish minister with an emphasis on RCIA and women’s ministry, and as a volunteer hospital chaplain and spiritual caregiver instructor. Prior to active ministry, Tanya served as an academic counselor at various colleges and universities throughout the country. She is the mother of two busy teenagers, and enjoys yoga and the outdoors in her free time.
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.
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 peacemaking and conflict resolution skills to students in kindergarten through 8th grade. 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, Massachusetts, where he directs their SEND service immersion trips and SEARCH retreat program.