siloam. meet the advisors

 

Katharyne Ann Higgins

Graduate Degree:
Attending Gannon University, Pastoral Studies in Religious Education, 1/08 – Present

Masters in Science
University of Pittsburgh – May, 1985
Nursing: Care of Children
Minor: Education / Administration

Certificate Religious Education
Mercyhurst College, 1993

Pastoral Ministry:
Associate Director
Western Vicariate Office
Department of Religious Education
Diocese of Erie
April 1998 – Present
Work with parish religious education leaders, catechists in the Western Vicariate promoting quality faith formation with adults, youth and children. Assist in office of Community Formation with formation in SCC & RCIA teams.

Director of Adult Faith Formation at Notre Dame Church, Hermitage, PA
1988 - Present

Why I am a Diocesan Advisor:
I am looking forward to my role as a Diocesan Advisor because in my own love of learning and continuing faith formation, I have been supported and encouraged by the staff of the Department of Religious Education; so I would like to promote this same enthusiasm of learning and faith development in our parish religious education leaders.


Sr. Elizabeth Oettel, OSB

Graduate degrees:
Masters in Religious Studies
St. Charles Boromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
1987

Undergraduate Credits:
Sociology
University of Wisconsin, Parkside, WI
1978-79

Sacramental Theology
Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
1977

Psychology
Atlantic Community College
Atlantic County, NJ
1975-76

Pastoral ministry: 
Associate Director
Eastern Vicariate Office
Department of Religious Education
Diocese of Erie
2004-Present

Coordinator of Religious Education
St. Stanislaus Parish, Erie
1991-2004

Why I am a Diocesan Advisor:
I am looking forward to my role as a Diocesan Advisor because I believe that the religious education leaders in the Diocese of Erie desire to provide the best opportunities for religious education / faith formation in their parishes that they can. I am happy to be part of a project that will equip them to do just that, as well as, provide them with tools to continue their own education and faith formation.