Ron Bolster, former director of the Office of Catechetics for the Diocese of Peoria, joined the Catechetics faculty at Franciscan University in 2004. Having established a catechetical institute for Peoria, Ron brings his expertise in catechist training, Christian Initiation, and administration to the program. A 1997 graduate of the University, he holds an MA in theology with catechetical certification. His undergraduate degree is from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Before leaving for Peoria he served on the staff of the Office of Catechetics writing catechetical materials. At that time he also served as a consultant for RCIA to the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. He has been active in parish RCIA and the Neocatechumenal Way. He and his wife, Andrea, reside with their eight children in Steubenville.
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