Join Drs. Bob Rice and Eric J. Westby for an open house for prospective Graduate students in the Franciscan University of Steubenville's MA in the Theology and MA in Catechetics and Evangelization degree program. Learn about these online programs and the support provided by the Institute of Catholic Theology for Phoenix-area students.
Friday, February 16, 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
The Institute Classroom is located to the west of the church, in the parish office building, south of the gift shop, towards Campbell Ave.
Eric J. Westby, PhD is the Director of the Institute of Catholic Theology in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also the Director of Parish and School Catechesis at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. He is an assistant professor of Theology for Franciscan University of Steubenville. He received his doctorate from Liverpool Hope University, with his thesis entitled "Equipping the Catechist of Catechists: A Critical Discussion of Seminary Formation in Light of Priestly Ministry in Catechesis." He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville, from where he was the first student to complete the graduate specialization in catechetics. He holds a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from the Center for Ministry Development, and has been involved in full-time catechesis since 1988. He is a regular presenter at the summer St. John Bosco Catechetical Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has published youth ministry materials through YOU! Press and is the founder of ymcentral.com and rciacentral.com. More importantly, he is husband to Nikki and father of five beautiful girls.