BIO: After many years as a wife and mother, who was also involved in parish ministry, I went back to college in mid-life and worked for my MA in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville (2008). I’ve also earned a Certificate in Adult Formation Leadership from University of Dayton (2011). No stranger to writing or public speaking, I’ve got a BS in Communications from St. John’s University in New York (1982), and years back I enjoyed several years in radio. Yet today, my favorite subject matter to teach and write about is the Catholic faith and its application to daily life.
I accept several speaking engagements each year and you can find out where and when on my speaking page.
Today, you’ll find me online in Catholic new media with regular columns at Patheos, Catholic Mom, Amazing Catechists, and my blog, “The Back Porch“. I’ve long contributed to online faith-based sites like Faith and Family, Catholic Lane, Catholic Exchange, and elsewhere. And I am currently writing a series on the catechism in Catholic Digest magazine for the Year of Faith.
My podcast, Among Women, is a program for Catholic women that celebrates their faith and life. With over 150 episodes, Among Women focuses on faith sharing, teaching, and conversation. Each week we spotlight the lives of women saints, and the lives of contemporary Catholic women. Find it on iTunes or at AmongWomenPodcast.com.
I’ve recently authored a book for women. Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, published by Ave Maria Press in the first quarter of 2013. The book extends the conversations I have with my Among Women listeners and readership. It is an introduction to the dignity, gifts, and mission of women.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors for SQPN, an international apostolate serving Catholic new media and podcasting interests with its annual Catholic New Media Conference. My media company, Behold Communications, is a sole proprietorship featuring my writing-for-hire, audio production, and voice-over skills for commercial and non-profit clients.
Over the years, as I mentioned, I’ve held church staff positions in ministries with adults and youth. I’ve founded and nurtured prayer groups and fellowships for mothers, married couples, and cancer survivors, for over twenty-five years. My specialty is in working with women’s ministries.
I’ve been married to Bob for over 30 years, and together, we have raised three young adults. We are quasi-empty nesters. We enjoy travel, music, and motoring around New England in Bob’s restored MGB. We are involved in our local parish and are regular adorers of the Blessed Sacrament.