View Post

Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Moeller

Position: Lead Catechist for RCIA at St. John Neumann Catholic Church Year of Graduation: 2016 Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? I am the lead catechist for our RCIA program.  The most rewarding part is the love and deep friendships I have developed with people who are becoming Catholic.  It has …

View Post

Alumni Spotlight: Myles Creek

Myles Creek is a 2016 graduate of the Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology program at John Paul the Great Catholic University. He is now teaching theology to students at a Catholic high school in Lafayette. The Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology program at John Paul the Great Catholic University challenged Myles Creek both intellectually and spiritually. Though Myles …

View Post

Alumni Spotlight: Brian Chu

— By Hannah Dorss — Brian Chu left John Paul the Great Catholic University with much more than just an MA in Biblical Theology. In fact, he says his time here deepened his relationship with God and helped him discover how to connect theology and prayer. His journey began while studying history at UCSD, when Brian became fascinated with church …

View Post

Alumni Spotlight: Heather Fasnacht

— By Hannah Dorss — Heather Fasnacht credits an undergraduate theology class at the University of Louisiana with deepening her faith and changing her direction in life. It ultimately led her to pursue an MA in Biblical Theology at John Paul the Great Catholic University, which she described as an adventure and incredible leap of faith. Before her first theology …

View Post

Film Students Travel to ‘Endor’ to Shoot ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

–By Denis Grasska — (Originally published in The Southern Cross) SAN DIEGO — During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew. “It was 40 degrees and raining all day long, and everyone was soaked to the bone and just completely shivering,” the 21-year-old recalled. But as it turned …

View Post

Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Block

Joseph Block’s first assignment after graduating from West Point was at an Army base in Hawaii. He described his life at the time as enjoyable but lacking in virtue. However, Joe said he had no idea that God was about to start working in his life and change it forever. He says God’s grace broke down his walls and prepared …

View Post

Alumni Spotlight: Fr. Simon Esshaki

Name: Fr. Simon Esshaki Position: Assistant pastor at St. Peter’s Chaldean Catholic Cathedral Degree/Year: MA in Biblical Theology, 2015   Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it?  I am a Catholic priest, so I spend my time administering the sacraments to the people of my parish as well as doing other pastoral work …

View Post

Alumna Works at Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center

JPCatholic Alumna Timmerie Millington speaks on her experience re-branding Life Choices Crisis Pregnancy Center, where she works as the Director of Education and Outreach. Timmerie graduated from JPCatholic with a Communications Media degree focusing on New Evangelization in 2013.  She went on to earn her M.A. in Biblical Theology from JPCatholic in 2015.  Timmerie is also a Catholic Speaker and the …

View Post

Early: A Reflection on Miscarriage & the Dignity of Life

This post was originally published on the blog “Timmerie: Catholic Speaker and Radio Host.” Timmerie Millington, who runs the blog, is a JPCatholic graduate who works at Life Choice Crisis Pregnancy Center and is the co-host of the Catholic Answers radio show “Hearts and Minds” with Trent Horn. This is a guest post by my dear friend Michelle Pallisco who works …

View Post

Alumni Company Connects Authors & Readers

— By Hannah Dorss — Upliterate is an online platform that connects up-and-coming authors and readers through stories. The company started in the Launchpad Program at John Paul the Great Catholic University in 2014. Upliterate’s business model serves both authors and readers in a unique way. It gives authors a place to post their work, gain an audience, and gauge …