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  • Professor James Pauley

    Assistant Professor of Theology

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    Educational Background

    • S.T.D. candidate (Doctorate in Sacred Theology) (began in Sept. 2009) - The Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois
    • S.T.L. (Licentiate in Sacred Theology), summa cum laude - The Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois
    • B.A. Theology Minors: Philosophy/English - Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
    • M.A. Theology and Christian Ministry Specialization/Certification: Catechetics - Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio

    Employment History

    • St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Phoenix, Arizona - Director of Adult Faith Formation
    • Office of Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Washington D.C. - Coordinator of Youth Ministry Training and Programs
    • Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. - Coordinator of Catechist Formation
    • St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish, Scottsdale, Arizona - Director of Youth Ministry

    Brief Biography

    Prof. James Pauley is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University, recently completing his seventh year on faculty and his twentieth year in the field of Catechetics. James began working as a parish youth minister in 1989 and since then has worked in young adult ministry, adult faith formation and in two different agencies of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. As the Coordinator of Catechist Formation in Washington, James contributed to the development and initial implementation of the Archdiocesan lay ministries training program which was based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the vision of the General Directory for Catechesis

    In his time at Franciscan University, James has specialized in teaching courses focused on catechetical teaching methodology, parish evangelization and the mission and vocation of the lay faithful. He has written numerous catechetical articles and is a frequent presenter in dioceses and parishes around the country.

    In May of 2009, James received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) summa cum laude from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. In the Fall of 2009, he began work on his doctoral dissertation through the Liturgical Institute.

    James is married to Katrina and they have been amazingly blessed with three beautiful daughters, two of whom were born just minutes apart on the same happy day.

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