A new app for children ages 2-8
For Church Leaders: looking for a new, innovative way to…
- Engage children in a relationship with Jesus
- Attract young families to your church
- Build a bridge between church and home
- Foster inter-generational relationships
- Promote peace and justice
For Parents and Grandparents: looking for ways to…
- Share with your child or grandchild the unfailing love of God in Christ
- Read the Bible and pray together with your child
- Support your child’s Sunday school experience at home
- Promote peace and justice
Meet Our Advisors
Ann Dilulio is a Roman Catholic homeschooling mother of 7 children, ages 9 months through 14 years. She has a BA in Theology, with a concentration in Religious Education from Franciscan University of Steubenville. A certified catechist of the Good Shepherd for children ages three to twelve, Ann has created a thriving program on her family’s farmette in Pennsylvania.
Catherine Maresca is a catechist and formation leader in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Director of the Center for Children and Theology in Washington D.C., and author of DoubleClose, the Young Child’s Knowledge of God. Catherine has a master of arts in in religious studies from Howard University. “As a lifelong catechist and theologian, I want to promote children’s access to spiritual formation and good theology in a time when fewer and fewer Christian parents bring their children to church.”
The Rev. Marylen Marty-Gentile
Ordained in the United Church of Christ, the Rev. Marylen Marty-Gentile recently left parish ministry after over 25 years teaching children, youth and adults and directing children’s formation. A graduate of Kenyon College, she earned her master’s in education from Northwestern University, and her master’s in divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. Her approach to spiritual formation incorporates story, art, and ritual with close attention to how they impact the spirituality of children and adults. Marylen has worked with congregations in Wisconsin, Illinois, New Jersey and Kentucky to share her ideas and help program directors and pastors to develop their own models to best meet the needs of their communities.
Pam Moore has been an advisor since the inception of Who Are You, Jesus?, contributing substantially toward content, fund-raising, and marketing. She is the author of Taste and See: Savoring the Child’s Wisdom. Pam served for over 17 years as Director of Children’s Formation at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Evanston, IL. She has been a catechist and formation leader with children and adults in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for over 25 years. She earned her master’s degree in theology from Seabury Western Seminary.
Tina Peel is a content creator, executive producer, and consultant with over 30 years experience in children’s educational media with organizations such as Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, Disney, Discovery Kids and PBS. With a masters degree in education from Harvard University, Tina has served in executive positions on such series as Max & Ruby, Sesame Street, WordWorld, UMIGO and Ghostwriter. Tina was a UCC teacher and curriculum creator for many years. Now training as a spiritual director at the Haden Institute, she volunteers in the interfaith children’s program at Jubilee Community Church in Asheville, NC. Tina’s current passion is to bring mindfulness to children’s media.
The Rev. Catherine Powell
The Rev. Catherine Powell has served as chaplain of the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC, and rector of Episcopal parishes in Massachusetts, Washington, and North Carolina. A long-time catechist of the Good Shepherd, Catherine has written curriculum for Living the Good News, and has developed and led children’s summer programs in three dioceses. She now lives in Asheville, NC where she works with children as a catechist of the Good Shepherd, and in an after-school program for at-risk children. “I am passionate about providing children with ways to move deeply into their spiritual lives.”
Andrea Reno is a music educator, the Director of the Training Choir at the Cathedral of the Immaculate conception in Albany, NY, and the mother of 2 boys. She was a child in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is now a catechist at her home parish, Blessed Sacrament Church in Albany. She recently organized a formation course in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to help it spread in her diocese and beyond.
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