Course Facilitator Details

Janet Schaeffler OP

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Location: St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States

After several years in Catholic schools, Janet has spent most of her ministry in parishes as director of religious education and adult faith formation. Most recently she has ministered in the archdiocese of Detroit catechetical office for thirteen years as Director of Adult Faith Formation. She recently completed serving as one of the elected officers of NCCL and continues to be active in that catechetical organization, especially in the Adult Faith Formation Committee. At the annual conference of NCCL in April 2010 Janet received the Distinguished Service Award in Catechetics. She has written hundreds of articles and various publications on parish ministry, catechetics, spirituality, adult faith formation, etc. Her most recent publications are Prayerbook for Eucharistic Ministers (Twenty-Third Publications); Nuts & Bolts: Planning and Ideas for Adult Faith Formation (; Creative Connections for Catechists from A to Z: Catholic Social Teaching. Currently she is freelancing and involved in various projects (workshops, days of reflection/retreats, parish missions, writing, consultation, etc.) ~ She truly loves ministry and faith formation. Perhaps what she enjoys even more (and gets to do a lot) is spending time with her great-niece (7) and great-nephew (5) - and their older brother who died suddenly a couple years ago. And, secondly, photography. Even though she's never taken a class in it, it opens up so much; it's a way of prayer.