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  • Bob Rice

    Assistant Professor of Theology

    (740) 317-9318
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    • Masters of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
    • Certification in Catechetics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts, major in Theater, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida 1994

    Teaching and Professional Experience

    • LIFE TEEN Northeastern Area Coordinator, Church of St. Ambrose (Latham, New York)
    • Director of Youth Ministry, Church of St. Ambrose (Latham, New York)

    Current Committees

    • National Initiative for Adolescent Catechesis
    • National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry 2010 Adult Conference Planning Committee
    • Franciscan Heritage Committee
    • Voice in the Desert (a FUS student organization dedicated to evangelization), Faculty Advisor
    • Servants of the Savior (a FUS men’s community), Household Advisor


    • Association of Youth Ministry Educators
    • National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

    Brief Biography

    Bob Rice received his MA theology and christian ministry with a specialization in catechetics from Franciscan University in 1997. Before coming to teach at Franciscan, he was a youth minister for seven years at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Latham, NY. While there he lead a LIFE TEEN program (which was one of the nation's hub parishes), confirmation preparation, teen catechumenal preparation, and other ministries within the parish. Bob is a highly sought-after, internationally recognized speaker for youth and youth ministers, sharing the Good News to tens of thousands of people every year. He is also an accomplished musician who leads worship at the Steubenville Summer Conferences and has released many CDs (you can find out more at his website). Bob has authored a book through Servant Publications titled Basic Spiritual Workout and is currently working on other writing projects. He lives in Steubenville with his wife Jennifer and five young children.

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