Paola Quintero-AraujoAbout Paola A. Quintero-Araujo is the director of St. Junipero Serra Institute in the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. With more than 10 years of ministry experience at the parish and diocesan level, she has served in catechetics with adults, children, families, and young adults, RCIA, and sacramental preparation, as well as in catechist…

Larann WilsonAbout Dr. Larann Wilson’s personal and professional mission is based on Matthew 28:18-20: to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to lead people into a deeper relationship with our Lord through daily conversion, knowledge, prayer, and the sacramental life. She holds her master of arts from Franciscan Universitywith a specialization in catechesis…

Maureen and Jim OtrembaAbout Maureen and Jim Otremba have been married since 1995. They are frequent presenters of retreats and workshops for priests, couples, deacons and their wives, and lay ministers around the U.S. Both hold master’s degrees in Catholic theology and have appeared on EWTN. They have co-authored a Catholic, catechetical pre-marriage inventory called…

Chris VaughanAbout Chris Vaughan is the director of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Fort Worth. He graduated from Franciscan University with a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education in 2000 and completed his MA from Franciscan in 2017. Chris’ experience in catechesis has included parish religious education, RCIA, Hispanic…

Fr. Jeffrey KirbyAbout Father Jeffrey Kirby is the pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina, where evangelization and catechetics are at the heart of the community’s mission. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and is an adjunct professor of theology at Belmont…

William Christopher HoagAbout Dr. William Christopher Hoag has ministered in diocesan, school, and parish settings for over 20 years in the areas of catechesis and liturgy. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of Church history at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School (Wickliffe, Ohio) as well as a lecturer in theology for the online…

Tom QuinlanAbout Tom Quinlan has a heart for parish catechetical leadership, having served as parish DRE (in the Chicago Archdiocese) and diocesan director (in Joliet, Illinois) for 25 years. He now serves in leadership formation, adult formation, evangelization, and pastoral renewal for the 24 parishes in the Des Moines metro area. Tom is particularly committed…

Antoniette PaceAbout Antoniette Pace responded to a unique calling that eventually led her from the classroom to parish ministry. Bringing her gift of teaching to her position in the active Salesian parish of St. Benedict in the Toronto Archdiocese in Canada, Antoniette’s ministry is further enriched by clinical pastoral education (CPE) training and theological studies…

Dr. Doug BeaumontAbout Douglas Beaumont earned a PhD in theology from North-West University and an MA in apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, where he taught for several years before coming into full communion with the Catholic Church. He has since appeared on The Journey Home and Catholic Answers Live and has been interviewed for The…

Justin FratoAbout Justin Frato is the adult faith formation and RCIA coordinator at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, Texas, as well as a mentor for Franciscan University’s Catechetical Institute. He holds an MA in theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University and has served in professional catechetical work for over 20 years. Driven…