July 26-28, 2019
Dr. Jem Sullivan is a wife and mother, professor and author. Jem holds a doctorate from the Catholic University of America. For the past seventeen years, she has served as adjunct faculty in the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. In August 2017, Dr. Sullivan was appointed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl as Secretary for Education in the Archdiocese of Washington. Jem writes for a variety of Catholic publications on art and the New Evangelization, including art essays in Magnificat. She is the author of three books from Our Sunday Visitor: A Study Guide to the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults; The Beauty of Faith: Christian Art and the New Evangelization; and Opening the Door of Faith: A Catechists’ Guide to the New Evangelization. She has also written an illustrated children’s book on Saint John Paul II titled Karol: the Boy Who Became Pope. She has served as catechetical consultant for various Catholic dioceses. Jem is a featured guest on EWTN News Nightly where she discusses masterpieces of Christian art. She hosted and wrote a one hour documentary special on sacred art and evangelization that aired on EWTN, and has served as docent at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC., where she led public tours of the museum’s masterpiece collections. Jem and her family are members of Saint Jerome’s Catholic Church, Hyattsville, Maryland.