Dr. Megan McKennaSpirituality & Theology of the Gospel of MarkDr. McKenna has several graduate degrees in Scripture, Adult Education, and Literacy from the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California. She also has a Master in systematic theology from Catholic University. But foremost Dr. McKenna is a lover of words -- Scriptures, stories, and tales, poetry, images and phrases spoken aloud, written down and spun to make meaning -- and how these both convert and transform us and bring meaning and hope to the world. She makes her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Jennifer Murphy-DyeEcclesiologyJennifer Murphy-Dye holds a B.S. degree from UNM and is a 2013 graduate of St Norbert College’s Master of Theological Studies program. Jennifer has worked in parish life for over twenty-five years, and has been involved in leadership roles in the Ecumenical Institute for Misistry, the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico, the Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs Commission of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and the New Mexico Conference of Churches. She was the recipient of the Dominican Ecclesial Institute’s Lumen Gentium award in 2012 for her efforts in adult education.
Louise NielsenFaith DevelopmentLouise is currently the Director of Faith Formation at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community. She works with people of all ages, including those adults who are becoming new Christians as well as those who are already committed ministers, providing opportunities and support for ongoing faith development. Louise spent 25 years in public education with a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Life. She then received a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Saint Norbert College (Albuquerque Campus) in 2004. Louise is an Oblate with the Norbertine Community and enjoys parish work, family life, and her many animal friends.
Dr. Jason RodarteChurch HistoryOriginally from Penasco, New Mexico, Dr. Jason Rodarte earned a BA in Religious and Pastoral Studies from the College of Santa Fe and studied theology at the Angelicum. He earned an MA in Education from the College of Santa Fe and an ED.D. from the University of Phoenix, for whom he also teaches. For several years he was the director of religious education at an Albuquerque parish and recently returned to full-time education work as a public high school teacher.