As we begin July in our new fiscal year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) I would like to update you on some changes in our staffing for our Faith Formation Programs. For well over two decades we have been ably served in Faith Formation by our DRE, or Director of Religious Education, Bunny Brouillard. The good news for us is that Bunny will continue to serve Sacred Heart Parish in a new position while at the same time taking a step back from other responsibilities, which in turn will allow her more time with her granddaughter Evie. Her new title is Director of Adult Faith Formation. As DRE, this was already part of her responsibilities, however, in the academic year ahead her focus will now be exclusively on planning, promoting, and implementing opportunities for ongoing Adult Faith Formation. This includes coordinating Adult Bible Studies and other such programming. She will also continue in her role of coordinating our RCIA and RCIC programs (RCIA, or Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults, and RCIC, or Rites of Christian Initiation of Children), which assists adults and children entering the Catholic faith with both Catechesis and the Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation including Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.
Joining our Church staff in a new position is Morgan Timmerman, who will be serving as Faith Formation Associate. Morgan has already been working with Sacred Heart Parish in our School this last academic year in a part-time capacity as Middle School Religion Teacher. She will continue in this capacity, with the addition of new duties. As Faith Formation Associate, Morgan will be responsible for coordinating our Elementary Faith Formation Program, which is held on Wednesday evenings, and collaborating in shaping our Faith Formation Programs for elementary age students in both our Church and School. As Faith Formation Associate, Morgan will also collaborate with Matt Kruc, our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, for both Youth Ministry as well as ministry to Young Adults, an area in need of greater focus. At the same time Matt will be taking a leadership role in guiding our Faith Formation Team. In the year ahead, Bunny Brouillard will also serve in a mentorship role for both Matt Kruc and Morgan Timmerman as we make these changes to our Faith Formation offerings. Please welcome Morgan Timmerman, a graduate in Catholic Studies and Theology from the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota to our Sacred Heart Faith Formation Team.