Marist for Life Moderator
This is my nineteenth year of teaching theology at Marist. I love teaching about our faith to the students here. It is a blessing to be a part of watching the “light bulb” go on for students at different times when something we believe is no longer completely clouded in mystery and unexplainable. In the classroom, I also am privileged to partake in the ecumenism that occurs naturally as students with different religious backgrounds sit down and learn the mysteries of God and the Church together.
As the moderator of the pro-life club, Marist for Life, I have been able to assist the students in the club to increase awareness of respect for human life at our school and in the community through education, leadership training, prayer and outreach.
On a personal note, I am Croatian-American (by marriage). I have two sons who currently attend Marist and two daughters who look forward to being Spartans in the near future.
After completing a BA in Theology with a minor in philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, I traveled to Rome to study Scripture at the graduate level. My experience in Rome was a long, but fascinating adventure: in preparation for biblical studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, I was required to complete a philosophy degree as well as a further theology degree at the Pontifical Gregorian University, and then, a year of intense Biblical Hebrew and Greek. I then had the opportunity to study in Jerusalem in a joint program with the Hebrew University.
After 6 1/2 years abroad, I came back to the Northwest (I am originally from Vancouver, Washington) and began my career at Marist.
Email is the most efficient way to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a message on my voicemail at 541-686-2234.