I graduated from Christendom College in 2006 armed with a B.A. in History, the “Class of 2006 Student Achievement Award,” and a zeal to restore all things in Christ. After studying in Rome in 2005 and witnessing the funeral of John Paul II and the conclave to elect Benedict XVI, I knew I wanted to work for the Church. So I began graduate studies in Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville immediately after graduation. While working on my M.A., I was blessed to work for Dr. Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. I was also blessed to study in Rome again in 2008, this time at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. After graduating from Franciscan, I headed to Music City to work with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia at Aquinas College, and I’ve called Nashville my home ever since.
While the Assistant Director of the Office of Catechetics at Aquinas College, I was part of a program that educated catechists in three dioceses and two states. During those years, I taught over a thousand adults — parish catechists, school teachers, and interested adults– giving me a unique opportunity to experience the joys and sorrows of fellow Catholics from all backgrounds and walks of life. Those experiences shaped my approach to catechesis. I’ve spoken to audiences as diverse as high school students, business women, and members of the Roman Curia. I served for four years on National Advisory Board for the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, and I am currently Associate Editor of Integrated Catholic Life, where I write weekly. I have an almost-crazy love for the Church and I hope I’m serving Christ with the gifts He’s given me.
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