2019 RECongress Period 1
Religious Education Congress
Friday, March 22, 2019
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1-01 Giving a Reason for the Hope That is Within Us Arena
What is vitally needed today is a renewed apologetics and catechesis in church communities. Having attended the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment in Rome, Bishop Robert Barron will share his experience of the Synod – the characters, personalities, sights and sounds. He will explore the play between listening and teaching, the advantages and disadvantages of social media, spiritual mentorship and much more.
Bishop Robert Barron
Most Rev. Robert Barron serves as Auxiliary Bishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He is host of several DVD series, including “Catholicism,” an award-winning documentary about the Catholic faith that aired on PBS. Bishop Barron has lectured widely in the United States and abroad and is a best-selling author who has published numerous books, essays and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is also a religion correspondent for NBC and has appeared on Fox News, CNN and EWTN.
1-02 Engaging and Retaining Youth in Music Ministry
From children’s choirs to ensembles, youth cantors and instrumentalists, David Anderson will help you discover ways and develop a plan to welcome, mentor, engage and journey with young people through the many facets of music ministry in the parish.
David Anderson serves as organist and Director of Music at Ascension Church in Oak Park, Ill., where, for the past 26 years, he has led and coordinated a monthly service in the spirit of Taizé that continues to welcome hundreds of Christians of all ages. Anderson presents at various conferences throughout the year on topics of liturgy and music for the parish and frequently leads services and retreats for musicians and pastoral ministers. In addition, Anderson is Editor-at-Large for GIA Publications in Chicago.
1-03 Abused, Grieving, Graced, Healing: What Victims of Sexual Abuse Have Taught Us About the Journey of Healing
This workshop is intended for those whose lives have been impacted by sexual abuse – as victim-survivors, loved ones, ministers and/or concerned Catholics. The stages of healing will be discussed in the context of our experience. In our role as victims’ assistance ministry coordinators, we have witnessed time and again how powerful spirituality can be in the healing process of an abuse survivor.
Heather Tweddle Banis, PhD
Dr. Heather Banis is a licensed clinical psychologist with an extensive background in trauma psychology. After serving as a clinical consultant to the Los Angeles Archdiocese for 10 years, she assumed the role of Victims Assistance Ministry Coordinator in 2016. As such, Dr. Banis has spoken at schools, community organizations and professional conferences. Her past experiences running a non-profit for medically ill children, serving as a school psychologist and building a private practice also inform her efforts in her current role.
Suzanne Healy, MFT
Suzanne Healy is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience. She most recently served the Los Angeles Archdiocese as Victims Assistance Coordinator from 2007-2016. In that role, Healy ministered to victims of childhood sexual abuse by members of the Church. The former school counselor and private practice therapist has presented at a number of conferences, including those sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.
1-04 Stop the Stampede: How Engaging Parents Can Keep Kids in the Church
Do you have as many families in your programs as you used to? How many do you still see at Mass after baptism, first Eucharist or confirmation? And how many of those children will we still see as they enter adulthood? Study after study shows us that parents are the most important factor in influencing if children will remain Catholic. That means we as pastoral leaders need to learn to speak parents’ language, harness their motivations and coach them to share faith with their children. Gain strategies and tools for attracting parents and making a real difference with families.
Paul Canavese with his wife, Ann, are co-Directors of The Pastoral Center and the websites GospelLiving.org (focused on daily life) and GrowingUpCatholic.com (focused on coaching parents). He is creator of various electronic resources and is a frequent conference speaker at parish, deanery and diocesan events and has worked in a wide range of parish ministries, most recently as a pastoral consultant at St. Augustine in Oakland, Calif. Canavese lives with his family on a mini-urban farm in Alameda, Calif.
1-05 Unchaining Confirmation
What might we do to put an end to confirmation as the end of formal religious education? This session will share the key findings of a national confirmation preparation project conducted in 18 dioceses, offer potential enhancements you can make, and invite you to select one or two that might best enhance your program. Please note that instead of being practical, this session will focus on what might be possible. Consider bringing a confirmation team member with you.
Dr. Michael Carotta
Dr. Mike Carotta is a nationally recognized religious educator and consultant who recently directed a national confirmation preparation project. He has taught catechetics in six Catholic universities and has spoken at diocesan, national and international events. His recent books include “Teaching for Discipleship” and “Unexpected Occasions of Grace.” Dr. Carotta lives in Omaha and currently serves as the Consultant for Catholic Initiatives at the American Bible Society.
1-06 We Lack for Nothing: Five Essentials to Grow the Church
This very practical presentation gets right to the point of naming (and how to implement) the five essential steps needed for every parish to grow: 1) having a clear vision and plan based on what God wants, not what parishioners want; 2) remembering that multiplying disciples was a command; 3) getting out from behind the desk; 4) holding people accountable; and 5) admitting we have a spiritual crisis in the Church.
Based in Appleton, Wis., Rich Curran is founder and Executive Director of Parish Success Group, a Catholic nonprofit for missionary-focused parishes and schools. He is a regular presenter of parish missions and staff leadership days, he has keynoted 30 diocesan leadership conferences, and speaks at national Catholic conferences, including the National Catholic Youth Conference, the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership as well as numerous regional conferences.
1-07 How to Teach Faith with Fiction
People learn best through stories. That is why Jesus preached with parables. Likewise, young people enjoy reading fiction today much more than their textbooks. So, how do we help teach them to have faith using the stories they love most? Using ideas from novels, short stories, fables, parables and other forms of fiction, Jared Dees will offer a series of strategies to connect fiction with faith formation.
Jared Dees is creator of the website TheReligionTeacher.com that offers resources and teaching strategies to religious educators. He is author of several books, including “31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator,” “To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach” and “Christ in the Classroom.” With a background of teaching in Catholic schools, Dees has been a catechist for the past 10 years and has offered workshops and keynote addresses at dozens of parishes and dioceses across the country.
1-08 Forgiveness and Healing: A Road to Peace
Join Msgr. Ray East and ValLimar Jansen as they present narratives, in song and story, that disarm the heart and lead to an experience of personal healing and mutual forgiveness. Hear songs of truth and testimonies that transform us into agents of reconciliation and vessels of God’s miraculous healing.
Msgr. Raymond G. East
Msgr. Ray East, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., served in six local parishes before being named Pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Church. The grandson of Baptist Missionaries to South Africa, Msgr. East was born in Newark, N.J. and raised in San Diego, Calif. He is former Director of the Office of Black Catholics and Vicar for Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Msgr. East is a regular and popular speaker at the RECongress and continues to present and facilitate workshops, give keynote addresses and preside at liturgies at major national events.
ValLimar Jansen serves the Church as a composer, singer, storyteller, speaker and evangelizer. She received critical acclaim for her solo albums “You Gotta Move” and “Anointing,” winning UNITY Awards recognition in 2008 and 2010. Jansen was MC for the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2011 held in Indianapolis and co-MC for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ gatherings at the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland and in 2017, she was an invited panelist for the USCCB’s Convocation on Evangelization.
1-09 Discover the Way to Help Faith Come to Life!
In this workshop, we will explore the keys to creating a learning environment with children in which faith can thrive! Focus will be on core approaches, strategies and engaging activities that can be used to affect both hearts and minds. If you’re looking to create a learning environment that best fosters faith in children, look no further. Don’t miss this one!
Steven Ellair is a Managing Editor and Content Engagement Specialist for Saint Mary’s Press. He has been involved in catechetical ministry for 27 years and has served as a parish catechist, youth minister, Catholic schoolteacher and archdiocesan educational consultant. Ellair has been involved in Catholic publishing over 14 years and continues to write and speak nationally on issues related to Catholic education and strategies for engaged learning. He has presented at national religious education events for nearly 22 years.
1-10 Thus Says the Lord: Making God’s Voice Heard
The Scriptures are God’s Living Word among us. But how often are they read like ancient words that don’t impact us today or, even worse, like a page out of the Wall Street Journal? What can you do to proclaim readings in ways that bring God’s shining light to the world? If you are involved in liturgies in any way – Mass, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, weddings or funerals, etc. – this practical training session will give you the information you need to help Scripture leap off the page and into your assembly’s hearts.
Amy Florian is a liturgy and bereavement consultant, and CEO of Corgenius Inc., a company that teaches professionals how to support clients in transition and loss. She has 30 years of parish and conference experience, taught in the graduate ministry department of Loyola University Chicago for 10 years, and has authored over 150 articles and four books. Florian travels the country presenting workshops, training sessions and retreats.
1-11 Creating Catholic School Culture: Why and How
Are you a teacher or administrator in a Catholic school? If so, this talk is for you. Dan Friedt brings more than 38 years of teaching experience with 20 years as an administrator to share about building Catholic school culture. Topics include: mission/vision building; weekly assemblies; no announcements and why; creating liturgical celebrations (including the music) with total student involvement; staff meetings on a budget of time and learning; and leadership skill building for students and staff. Dan will take you on a journey of learning to support your Catholic school culture, knowing you will come away with more than one idea to use immediately.
Dan Friedt is a Sessional Instructor at Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada, and a recently retired principal with Edmonton Catholic Schools. He has more than 38 years of teaching experience from kindergarten to grade 12, with 20 years of administrative experience. Friedt is recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator who has presented throughout North America, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec and even California.
1-12 The Permission to Be You in a FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) World
There will always be some voice telling me that whoever I am today is not enough. The challenge is accepting the reality that each one of us has the capacity for bounteousness. Yes, we want to love other people without holding back. We want to feel authentic. We want to breathe in the beauty around us. And yet, we listen to inner voices that keep our life small. We live stuck. But what if we are truly the light of the world, a light already inside of us – as Jesus said – and we were meant to shine? What if, as children of God, there are resources to draw upon, a reservoir of kindness, compassion, hope and resilience?
Rev. Terry Hershey
Terry Hershey is an inspirational speaker, humorist, author, dad, Protestant minister and landscape designer on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound near Seattle. The internationally renowned speaker and retreat facilitator regularly travels throughout the United States and Canada. His work has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, CNN, PBS and NPR and his gardens and books have been featured in magazines and newspapers of the Pacific Northwest.
1-13 What is Spirituality? Do I Need Some? Where Do I Get It?
Are faith, religion and spirituality really the same thing? How can we connect with young adults and adults who are “spiritual but not religious” or have “no faith” if we don’t know the difference among these? And which of these do we need ourselves? We’ll explore the relationship among faith, religion and spirituality, find out which ones we really need, and share some practical advice on how to get them and get the most from them so we can live our lives to the fullest!
Douglas Leal is Vice President of Mission Integration with Providence St. Joseph Health, based in Irvine, Calif. He previously led the Division of Adult Faith Formation for the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Leal has also worked as a management consultant and a professional actor and director. He is author of the skill-building book for lectors, “Stop Reading and Start Proclaiming!” and co-author of the 2017 and 2019 editions of Liturgy Training Publications’ “Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Proclaimers.”
1-14 The Future of Learning in the Digital Culture and Its Implications for Faith Formation
You find the ubiquity of digital technology everywhere, with the current generation surfing between three and five digital devices on a regular basis. This workshop will explore the implications of our digital culture on how we form people in faith and what every catechist needs to know about using digital technology before, during and after the learning experience.
Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale
Louisiana native Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale has been President of Ministry Training Source since 2000. Her recognitions include receiving the 2002 National Youth Ministry Award from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry for contributions nationally to the field of Catholic Youth Ministry. Dr. McCorquodale’s professional career in Catholic youth ministry and lay ecclesial ministry has spanned almost four decades, serving in parish, school, diocesan and university ministry settings.
1-15 Living the Sacraments: Helping People Find God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth
Too many Catholics view the sacraments as isolated rites of passage disconnected from daily living. Such a misunderstanding distances Catholics from the heart of their spiritual vitality and renders the Church less relevant to their lived experience. In this workshop, Dr. Joe Paprocki will present the sacraments as a spiritual path and will propose strategies for inviting people of all ages to delve more deeply into the mystery of God’s self-revelation through the sacraments and to see them as a source for quenching our thirst for justice. Dr. Paprocki will show that, while we can and should celebrate the sacraments, we are called to be transformed by living them.
Joe Paprocki, DMin
Joe Paprocki has over 35 years of experience in pastoral ministry and currently serves as National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, based in Chicago. He has presented in over 100 dioceses in North America, including Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. Paprocki is author of numerous books on pastoral ministry and catechesis, including “A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion” and “Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox,” and also serves as a catechist and blogs about the experience.
1-16 Human Sexuality & the Catholic Church
The Book of Genesis tells us that all creation is “good,” which would include human sexuality. Using the biblical framework on Church sexual teaching, we will explore the blessings and challenges of human sexuality. It is the moral principle of an informed conscience that helps us balance church teaching with human living. In this session, we will start with a process of identifying those areas of struggle and areas of beauty. By the end, you will have concrete steps of action to live out the blessed Irish gift of anam cara (soul friend), the ancient and eternal union of two people, when each person’s deep love and friendship is reflected in that of the other.
Fr. Chris Ponnet
Los Angeles-native Fr. Chris Ponnet serves as Director of the Office of Catholic HIV/AIDS Ministry for the Los Angeles Archdiocese and as the archbishop’s Spiritual Director for Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons. Since 1994, Fr. Ponnet has also served as Pastor and Chaplain at St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care in Los Angeles. He has spoken for many years at the archdiocesan RECongress and regional congresses in addition to Pax Christi Peace and Justice conferences and other local and national gatherings.
1-17 THE SYNOD ON YOUTH: WHY IT MATTERS AND WHAT WE MUST DO
When Pope Francis called for a Synod on Young People, he set in motion a historic and critically important chain of events that will have an impact on how we teach, minister to, walk with, and serve the young Church for generations to come. Why was the Synod important? What was said and written? How do we allow it to shape and form the work we’ll do for the next 5, 10, even 50 years? As one of the U.S. representatives participating in the pre-synod and synod gatherings, Katie Prejean McGrady will unpack the impact of the Synod, explore practical ways we can incorporate the initiatives proposed, and discuss how best to serve the youth today and tomorrow.
Katie Prejean McGrady
Katie Prejean McGrady is a freshman theology teacher at Saint Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles, La. She has spoken at various events in 38 states and three countries. McGrady is also author of several books, including “Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist” and “Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus,” and host of the podcast, “The Electric Waffle.” In addition to being one of three delegates chosen by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to attend the 2019 Pre-Synod Gathering, McGrady was also a presenter at that year’s USCCB General Assembly Meeting.
1-18 Reforming Church Governance: What Pope Francis has Done and What He Needs to Do
When Pope Francis was elected pope almost six years ago, many hoped that he would reform the Roman Curia and other governance structures in the Church. In this session, we will take a look at what he has accomplished. But what still needs to be done?
Rev. Thomas J. Reese, SJ
Fr. Thomas Reese is a writer and Senior Analyst with Religion News Service. Previously, the Jesuit priest wrote for the National Catholic Reporter and America magazine. He has presented at numerous parish and university talks across the country. His books include “Inside the Vatican,” “A Flock of Shepherds” and “Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church.” Fr. Reese frequently appears in the media discussing Catholic issues.
1-19 The Power of Ecumenism in an Immigration Crisis
In John 17:20-21, Jesus prays for the unity of his disciples. However, unity in Christ is neither simple nor easy. Today’s social crises, which cause great suffering, demand the most effective response possible. We are strongest when we are united. This workshop will present models for effective Christian response to the immigration crisis that can bring Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals and Pentecostals into deeper collaboration and truer unity.
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is an ordained Lutheran pastor with over 35 years of experience in community ministry, including community development, organizing and advocacy. She was co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement, the Evangelical Immigration Table, the Guardian Angels project for Unaccompanied Migrant Youth, and M25 (Matthew 25/Mateo 25). Rev. Salvatierra serves as an Affiliate Professor in the Centro Latino and the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.
Fr. Michael D. Gutierrez
A Catholic diocesan priest for 24 years, Fr. Mike Gutierrez serves as Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Baldwin Park, Calif., where he has increased involvement in his parish community, encouraged social justice activism and fought for immigrant rights. Fr. Gutierrez has been recognized by the California State Legislature, the Los Angeles Archdiocese, the U.S. House of Representatives, and many other organizations for his steadfast support to social issues in the communities where he has served.
Dr. Juan Francisco Martinez
Dr. Juan Martinez is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., where he has served as Vice President for Diversity and International Ministries and Director of the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community. In his academic work, Dr. Martinez focuses on Latino Protestantism in the United States and on world migration. He is also an ordained pastor of the Mennonite Brethren Church, a church founder and director of a Bible institute.
1-20 INSPIRING MIDDLE SCHOOLERS WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE
Young adolescents see themselves as change-makers and are not interested in waiting for change – they want to do something. Younger adolescents believe in dignity, human rights, caring for the poor and solidarity. As a generation, they have the potential to be the most creative force for social change we have ever witnessed. Our faith communities can be the catalyst that inspires them to become young world changers for Christ. In this session, let’s explore ways to intentionally engage middle schoolers with social justice and help them to think and speak critically. Let’s capture the enthusiasm of middle schoolers and motivate them to “thirst for justice.”
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., Susan Searle is a Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services for The Center for Ministry Development (CMD) and is Project Coordinator for their Just5Days middle school missions and YouthLeader high school programs. She also provides nationwide ministry workshops, trainings and teaches courses for the National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies. Searle has several published sessions for youth ministry and blogs quarterly for CMD.
1-21 Songs of the Refugees in the Bible and Today
Much of the Bible was written by refugees. In this presentation of biblical themes of exile and immigration, Prof. Daniel Smith-Christopher will be accompanied by Naser Musa, acclaimed Arab-American master of the Arabic oud (a stringed lute), playing songs that have comforted modern refugees and exiles. Music and Scripture together!
Prof. Daniel Smith-Christopher
Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher has taught for 29 years at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he is Professor of Theological Studies and Director of Peace Studies, as well as Director of the New Zealand Study Abroad Programs. Dr. Christopher formerly served the university as Associate Director for Graduate Studies in Theology. He has published over 40 scholarly articles and 14 books, and has been honored with numerous awards for research, including a Fulbright and teacher of the year awards.
1-22 How to Make a Convincing Case for the Pro-Life Movement – Especially for Young People
Many young people and adults are unsure of why the Church takes such a strong stand on the life issues. Fr. Robert Spitzer will describe a successful method he and others have used in middle school, high school and university classrooms grounded in justice theory, human rights and the dignity of all persons. He will compare this issue to other justice issues, including the enslavement of native peoples in the new world and slavery in the United States.
Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, PhD
Jesuit priest Fr. Robert Spitzer is currently President of the Magis Center at Christ Cathedral in Orange County, Calif., and President of the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership, based in Michigan. He formerly served as President of Gonzaga University and has published 11 books and many scholarly articles. Fr. Spitzer gives over 90 public presentations per year and appears on radio and television, including “Larry King Live” (debating Stephen Hawking), the “Today Show,” the History Channel, PBS and EWTN.
1-23 Sitting at the Table, Not Staring at the Screen: Music to Engage Children in Liturgy
In a culture that is dominated by screens, headphones and private entertainment, children are hungry to reach out and connect with their peers and adults in authentic worship. “By giving witness to the Gospel, living communal charity and actively celebrating the mysteries of Christ, the Christian community is an excellent school of Christian and liturgical formation for the children who live in it” (Directory for Masses with Children, no. 11). This workshop will showcase music that enables this formation, allowing early and elementary children to sing, pray and celebrate with the whole body as one body in Christ.
WLP composer James Wahl has been performing children’s music for nearly 20 years. Over the past 10 years, he has presented at various youth events, including the National Catholic Educational Association convention in Pittsburgh, the Archdiocese of Atlanta Eucharistic Congress, and the GO! Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference in New Orleans. Wahl is presently Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Raleigh, N.C. He has two CD/songbooks of music for young children.
1-24 Crowns, Castles and Commoners; Royalty and the Thirst for Justice
The Netflix series “The Crown” has been critically acclaimed throughout the world. What are we to make of the widespread curiosity with Queen Elizabeth and the House of Windsor? Throughout her reign, the Queen has seen her position as a calling, a service and a vocation. Does our thirst for justice render royalty extravagant and unnecessary or is there a place for crowns and castles in a just society? Using stories and illustrations, David Wells will take a brief look at recent history to discuss if earthly royalty can contribute meaningfully to the realization of the Kingdom of God here on earth.
David Wells began his career as a teacher, before becoming a research assistant for the Bishops’ Conference in England and Wales, and now serves as Religious Education Consultant and Advisor to the Diocese of Salford, England. His recent work as a consultant involves assisting dioceses, parishes and schools to rethink their approach to missionary discipleship. Wells has also contributed numerous articles for magazines and compilations. He is author of two books, “The Reluctant Disciple” and “The Grateful Disciple,” and the recently produced a DVD series called, “Beloved Disciples.”
1-25 Early Childhood Faith Formation: From A to Z
From active learning approaches to zany antics, join us as we explore an alphabet of helpful hints, innovative ideas, tested tips and practical pointers for sharing the faith with preschool- and kindergarten-age children.
Dr. Joseph D. White
Child psychologist Dr. Joseph White is National Catechetical Consultant for Our Sunday Visitor Publishing and Curriculum. He has worked as a parish catechetical leader and spent seven years as Director of Family Counseling and Family Life in the Diocese of Austin, Texas. A frequent guest on Catholic radio and television, Dr. White is author of numerous articles and 10 books on catechesis and ministry and co-author of the “Allelu!” and “Alive in Christ” catechetical series.
1-70 Sự thống trị của Chủ Nghĩa văn hoá Tương đối
Văn hóa ngày nay tuyên bố rằng không có cơ sở trong việc thiết lập các giá trị của chúng ta và không có bằng chứng vững chắc rằng bất kỳ một điều này tốt hơn hoặc hợp lệ hơn một điều khác. Lối suy nghĩ này chúng ta gọi là chủ nghĩa tương đối, nó tự hủy hoại và tự tàn phá, “dẫn đến một thế giới nghèo nàn tâm linh trong thời đại chúng ta” (Đức Giáo Hoàng Phanxicô).
The Dominance of a Culture of Relativism
Today’s culture proclaims that there is no basis in establishing our values, and no solid proof that any one thing is better or more valid than another. This way of thinking that we refer to as relativism is self-destructive and devours itself, “leading to a world of spiritual poverty of our age” (Pope Francis).
Chị Vũ Nhung, Dược Khoa, Cao Học Thánh Kinh
Chị Maria Vũ Nhung tốt nghiệp tiến sĩ Dược Khoa tại Xavier University of Louisiana năm 1997 và tốt nghiệp cao học Thánh Kinh tại University of Dallas, Texas năm 2017. Với trên 25 năm kinh nghiệm phục vụ trong việc giảng dạy giáo lý và sứ vụ tông đồ dành cho giới trẻ, chị được đánh giá cao trong việc áp dụng các tư tưởng thần học vào lĩnh vực mục vụ và truyền đạt Đức Tin cho người trẻ.
Nhung Vu, PharmD, MTS
Dr. Nhung Vu received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1997 at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, and her master’s degree in Theological Studies with concentrations in Biblical Studies in 2017 at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. Dr. Nhung has over 25 years of experience in ministry with a strong emphasis on catechesis and ministry with young people. She is highly regarded for her pastoral applications of theological thought to pastoral ministry and faith formation.