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Jerry Aull, D.Min (Cand), earned his Master of Arts in Systematic Theology in 1976 from the University of
Notre Dame, Indiana, a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from St. Louis University in 1974.  Jerry has
extensive ministry experience spanning 40 years, including teaching at a Catholic College, High School, and
the Archdiocesan Diaconate Formation program for the Archdioese of Georgia. Jerry has served as a High
School administrator, Parish educator (teaching every level of CCD, RCIA and giving retreats, missions and
conferences) and liturgical musician.

Gerard-Marie Anthony, M.A.received his B.A. in Theology from Christendom College, and his M.A. in
Theology from the Catholic Distance University. Gerard-Marie Anthony is a theologian, author, apologist, and  
religion/bioethics teacher.

Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.received his MA in Theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from the
Notre Dame Graduate School in Alexandria, VA.  He earned a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the
Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Dr. Carnazzo is a full time lecturer Sacred Scripture and
Biblical Languages for various advanced degree programs.

Sr. Bernadette Caron, S.O.L.I., M.A. Sister Bernadette is a member of the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate
based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. She received her M.A. in Theology with a specialization in
Catechetics from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, Alexandria, VA . She also earned
the Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diploma, which is granted by the same institution on behalf of the Holy

Salvatore Ciresi, M.A., received his M.A. in Theology for the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College.  
Mr. Ciresi is the founding director of the St. Jerome Biblical Guild.

Susan Doyle, M.Ed. earned her bachelor's degree in English at the College of William and Mary and her
masters in special education at the University of Virginia.   Before working for the Church, Susan taught in
public schools.  For her work with special needs students, she was awarded "Excellence in Education" by the
Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria and received additional recognition three times from the school
system for which she worked.

Deanna Ellis, A.D. has been a Continuing Education Professor for St. Clair College in Ontario, Canada since
1988 teaching in class and e-courses specializing in using computer technology at a practical level.  She has
had a 30-year career in health care as a Manager; Education Coordinator and Certified Rights Advisor for
Psychiatry; Mental Health Executive Assistant & Statistical Analyst. As a Project Management Leader, she is
certified as Green Level Blackbelt having graduated in 2007.  She is also a Canadian Centre for Leadership
and Human Values graduate (2008) and Banff Management Course graduate (2004).

Jason Gale, M.A. received an B.A in Catechetics and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in
2007 and a M.A. in Theology from Franciscan in 2012. He has had several articles published in The Sower
Review and is currently working toward an Ecclesiastical License in Catechetics from the Maryvale Institute in
Birmingham, UK. He resides with his wife and three children in Tyler, Texas where works as a Catechetical
Leader at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  

Christopher Hitzelberger, M.Ed. is an occasional guest speaker at George Mason University and Marymount
University for their respective campus ministry programs, Chris is a full time Youth Minister. He has a
certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from The Center for Ministry Development, a Master Catechist Certificate
from the Diocese of Arlington and a Master of Religious Education degree.

Romano Kidd, M.A., received his B.S. in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale,
and his M.A. in Pastoral Theology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.  He is a certified catechist for the
Archdiocese for the Military Services and has taught religious education for more than 10 years.  He has also
performed as the Catholic youth ministry coordinator for Marine Corps Bases-Japan for three years.

Colette Lienhard, M.A., earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Western
Ontario in 1997, and a Masters in Theology (Catechetics) from the Notre Dame Graduate School of
Christendom College in 1999. Through the same institution, she also received the Advanced Apostolic
Catechetical Diploma awarded by the Holy See, the highest recognized diploma in the field of Catechetics.
Colette is the author of the revised edition of the Faith and Life series, published by Ignatius Press and
founding director of the Catholic Education Center, LLC.

Amy MacKinnon, M.A., S.T.B., earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in
2003. In 2010, she earned her M.A. in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom
College. In 2013, she earned her S.T.B. and in 2015 she will receive her S.T.L., both in Thomism, from the
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

Patricia Maskell, B.S.N., M.A. completed her M.A. in Theology with a concentration in Moral Theology from Notre
Dame Graduate School of Christendom College following her graduation from EPS (Education for Parish Services).
With her nursing background, Patricia specializes in Medical moral ethics.

Richard Meloche, Ph.D. is a native of Canada and earned his initial degrees in philosophy and theology from
the University of Western Ontario. He enjoyed a 5-year doctoral fellowship at Ave Maria University during
which time he wrote and successfully defended his dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’ appropriation of
Aristotle in regards to human beatitude. He holds a mandatum from Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of the
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and teaches theology, philosophy, and the ‘great books’ at St. Gregory’s
University. He resides with his beautiful wife and their four children in rural Oklahoma.'

Delores Nelson, M.A., earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from National
University in San Diego, California in 1984 and a Masters in Computer Information Systems in 1990
from Strayer University.  In recent years she earned a Masters in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate
School of Christendom College in 2003.  

Ana Lisa Pinon, M.A., earned her BA and MA from Franciscan University of Steubenville and serves in
Parish Ministry.

Fr. Clinton Sensat, S.T.L., graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph's Seminary College in St. Benedict,
Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double-majoring in philosophy and the liberal arts. He spent his
pastoral year of 2004-2005 teaching moral theology at Vermilion Catholic High School.  In 2009 he
graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Divinity degree as well as a Master of Arts in Theology degree
from Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  On June 6th, 2009, he was
ordained a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette (Louisiana).   In May of 2013, he will graduate from the
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies with a Licentiate in
Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), concentrating in Systematic Theology.

Jared Silvey, M.A., received his BA in philosophy and MA in theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in
Cromwell, CT.  His MA thesis focused on Pope Benedict XVI's "hermeneutic of reform" as applied to the Second Vatican
Council. He takes a particular interest in the topics of lay theology, spirituality, and formation.

Nathanael Schmiedicke, Ph.D.  earned his BA with honors from Thomas Aquinas College (CA). He
completed his MA (2004) and PhD (2007) in Biblical Theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Since
then he has taught Theology, Scripture, Ethics, Patristics, Classics, Catechetics, and languages (Hebrew,
Latin) at  several institutions of higher learning

Daniel Van Slyke, S.T.L., Ph.D.  holds an M.A. in theology from the University of Dallas, an S.T.L. in theology
from the University of St Mary of the Lake, and a Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University.
Doctor Van Slyke also has earned a Certification in Research Design and Certification in Instructional
Design and Teaching Online Courses, both through the Catholic Distance Learning Network of the National
Catholic Educational Association. Dr. Van Slyke has extensive experience teaching Church history,
sacraments, sacred liturgy, and systematic theology to seminarians, permanent diaconate candidates, and
adult students both in the classroom and online.

David Wallace, M.A., received his B.A. in theology from Christendom College, having written a thesis on
metaphysical questions relating to the Eucharistic sacrifice. Following undergraduate studies, David pursued
seminary formation with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at its candidate formation
house in Germany and at its seminary and mother house outside Florence, Italy. In 2010 he was awarded his
M.A. summa cum laude with distinction in theological studies with a concentration in systematic theology from
the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College.

Fr. Jamie Workman, M. Div, M.A., J.C.L.earned an A.S. in Business Management from Northern Virginia
Community College in 1997, and a B.S. in Business Management from George Mason University in 2000.  
He studied for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary's Seminary for the Diocese of Arlington, where he earned his
Masters of Divinity as well as the M.A. in Theology. Fr. Workman earned his J.C.L (Canon Law degree) from
the  Catholic University of America in 2013.

Kenneth Whitehead, Ph.D. (hon.) was educated at the University of Utah and the University of Paris, Mr.
Whitehead holds an honorary doctorate in Christian letters from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in
Ohio. Ken is an accomplished author and scholar.

Margaret Whitehead, M.R.S., was educated at Wayne State University, and did graduate work at the
University of Detroit.  She has a Master's Degree in Religious Studies from the Archdiocesan Catechetical
Institute in Yonkers, New York.