Dr. Bob Rice | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    Dr. Bob Rice

    Associate Professor of Theology

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    • PhD  in Theology, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool UK,  June 2016 
    • Masters of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry, Certification in Catechetics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1997
    • Bachelor of Arts, major in Theater, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida 1994

    Teaching and Professional Experience

    • Associate Professor of Catechetics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2004 to present
    • Director of Masters of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization, 2013 to present
    • Head of Youth Ministry Concentration, 2004 to present
    • Worship Leader, Youth and Adult Conferences, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2005 to present
    • Executive Producer for Franciscan University web-series, 2014 to present
    • LIFE TEEN Northeastern Area Coordinator, 2001-2004 
    • Director of Youth Ministry, Church of St. Ambrose (Latham, New York) 1997-2004

    Current Committees

    • National Initiative for Adolescent Catechesis
    • Servants of the Savior (a FUS men’s community), Household Advisor

    Association of Youth Ministry Educators National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

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

    Brief Biography

    Through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, I desire to share the love of God to everyone I encounter through my passion, wisdom, creativity, and humor, and empower others to do the same. “That I might teach transgressors your ways, and sinners may return to you” (Psalm 51:13).

    This mission statement explains the driving force behind everything I do, whether it is through teaching, preaching, writing, or music.

    The heart of what I do is proclaiming and explaining God’s Word. My favorite quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church is, “The whole concern of doctrine and it’s teaching must be directed to the love that never ends” (CCC 25). My prayer is that I might spend my short time on this earth helping others encounter that love through what I say and do, starting with my wife and children.

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