Education with a Higher Calling

Catholic education and formation in the Archdiocese of St. Louis features an expansive coalition of schools that allow our children to develop a sense of purpose and value, receive a higher quality education, join a welcoming community and feel secure in a dynamic future.

Catholic education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis is rich in history, with its establishment 200 years ago by St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. A coalition of schools serving over 50,000 students (PreK-12) within an 11-county area, our schools allow our children to develop a sense of purpose and value, receive a higher quality education, join a welcoming community, and feel secure in a dynamic future. The educational experience provided to our students and their families is rooted in a higher calling from God to honor and celebrate the gifts He has given us.

Mission Statement

The Office of Catholic Education and Formation

serves school and parish communities of the Archdiocese of St. Louis

in our shared work of faith formation and academic excellence,

challenging all to live the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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The people of the Archdiocese of St. Louis established this endowed fund through their contributions to the Returning God's Gifts campaign. This ten million dollar endowment was established in May 1999. Grants are made on the basis of financial need as determined by the application process. Grants may be used for Catholic children to attend an archdiocesan or parochial elementary school, an archdiocesan special education school, or an archdiocesan or parochial high school. The TTEF application can be found online on their website.

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Contact The Office

The Office of Catholic Education and Formation

20 Archbishop May Dr. 

St. Louis, MO 63119-5738

Phone:  314.792.7300

Fax:  314.792.7399

                                     

Directory

 

  ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

 

 

Maureen DePriest, Superintendent for Elementary Education

maureendepriest@archstl.org

314.792.7333

Jill Burkett, South County and Festus & Ste. Genevieve Regional Dir.

jillburkett@archstl.org

314.792.7332

Susan Cunningham, West County Regional Director

susancunningham@archstl.org

314.792.7329

Rick Danzeisen, North County Regional Director

rickdanzeisen@archstl.org

314.792.7338

Margaret Karl, Archdiocesan Elementary Schools Director

margaretkarl@archstl.org

314.792.7339

Sharon Lenger, Washington Regional Director

sharonlenger@archstl.org

314.792.7336

Kristi Mantych, South City and Mid-County Regional  Director

kristimantych@archstl.org

314.792.7327

Molly McCue, Coordinator of Preschool Programs

mollymccue@archstl.org

314.792.7323

Peggy Visconti, St. Charles Regional Director

peggyvisconti@archstl.org

314.792.7335

Julie Dwyer, Elementary and Curriculum Special Projects

jdwyer@archstl.org

314.792.7331

Julie Phelps, Executive Assistant

jphelps@archstl.org

314.792.7302

 

 

SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

 

Dr. Todd Sweda, Superintendent for Secondary Education

toddsweda@archstl.org

314.792.7390

Cathy Fetter, Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education

cathyfetter@archstl.org

314.792.7392

  Laura Fisher, Executive Assistant

laurafisher@archstl.org

314.792.7390

Shannon Sánchez, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

shannonsanchez@archstl.org

314.792.7322

     

FAITH FORMATION

 

 

  Marianna Merkatoris, Director of Formation Resources

mariannamerkatoris@archstl.org

314.792.7361

  Lauren Kammerer, Right START Instruction Support

laurenkammerer@archstl.org

314.792.7567

  Michelle Ohley, Executive Assistant

michelleohley@archstl.org

314.792.7379

  Sr. Mary Kathleen Ronan, RSM,  Director of Lay Formation Program

smkronan@archstl.org

314.792.7233

  Terry Trafton, Right START Coordinator

terrytrafton@archstl.org

314.792.7560

     

FINANCE, OPERATIONS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

 

 

  Michael J. Duffy, CPA, Director of Finance and Strategic Planning

mduffy@archstl.org 

 314.792.7305

  Cindy A. Asinger, Executive Assistant

casinger@archstl.org

314.792.7061

 

 

 

 EDUCATION HUMAN RESOURCES

 

 

  Stephanie M. Welling, Director of Education Human Resources

swelling@archstl.org

 314.792.7306

  Debbie J. Cira, Executive Assistant for Secondary Education HR

dcira@archstl.org

314.792.7307

  Sharon Gieseking, Executive Assistant for Elementary Education HR

  sharongieseking@archstl.org

 314.792.7308

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Lay Formation

The Lay Formation Program is designed to offer lay men and women an opportunity to deepen their union with Christ and develop their ability to participate in the Church’s mission of evangelization as missionary disciples. The preparation consists of three years of intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation.

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Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation invites YOU on a journey of limitless discovery designed to meet you where you are at this moment.  Each step of this journey provides an opportunity to grow in an understanding of the faith we profess and live.  There are no academic requirements, only an interest in enriching your journey with Christ.  Adult Faith Formation is a response to the prayer of Jesus who says, “ Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent.”  John 17:3

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Job Opportunities

To be hired in a school in the Archdiocese applicants must have completed the application process through the School Personnel Office. The application is available online. 

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Applications and Instructions

Thank you for your interest in employment in the in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We appreciate your interest in the Church’s educational mission, and I assure you of our interest in you and the contribution you can make to Catholic education. 

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Supporting Ministries

Pontifical Paul VI Institute for Catechetical and Pastoral Studies

314.792.7454

Email Ministry

20 Archbishop May Dr. St. Louis, MO 63119

Kenrick- Glennon Seminary

314.792.6100

5200 Glennon Dr. St. Louis, MO 63119-4399

Child and Youth Protection

314.792.7704

20 Archbishop May Dr. St. Louis, MO 63119

Catholic Youth Apostolate

314.792.7600

20 Archbishop May Dr. St. Louis, MO 63119-5738

Hispanic Ministry

314.792.7645

Email Ministry

20 Archbishop May Dr. St. Louis, MO 63119-5738

Marriage & Family Life

314.792.7171

20 Archbishop May Dr. St. Louis, MO 63119-5738