July 17-20, 2023
Lori Smith has served in Catechumenal Ministry (RCIA) since 2000 at St. John the Baptist Parish in Chico, California, where she successfully transitioned from a school year model to a year-round process in 2011. Since then, she has added RCIA adapted for children and teens. As formation chair of the RCIA Committee for the Diocese of Sacramento, she presents at workshops and develops formation for RCIA teams. A graduate of the Bosco Conference RCIA Track, Lori is also a mentor and task writer for the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University. Her passions are accompanying people into a relationship with Christ and His Church and assisting RCIA coordinators to develop the best possible RCIA process for their parishes.