About the Authors


Frank P. DeSiano, CSP

Frank P. DeSiano, CSP, earned his D.Min. at Boston University and has been president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries since 2010. He publishes widely and speaks across the United States to parishes, clergy, and catechists.


Heather Kinney

Heather Kinney earned her M.A. from Washington Theological Union in 2008. She has served as Director of Faith Formation at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC, as an instructor in the Office for Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Washington, and as Associate Director of Formation for Academics and Pastoral Placements for the Paulist Fathers.


Jimmy (Yao) Hsu, CSP

Jimmy (Yao) Hsu, CSP, earned his M.Div. from The Catholic University of America and was ordained a Paulist priest in 2015. He has served in parish ministry (Los Angeles) and campus ministry (University of Texas and Ohio State University).


We are grateful to the staff of Paulist Evangelization Ministries, who, in various ways, contributed to the creation of this set of resources for Christian initiation and adult faith formation.

We proudly mention Lisa Williams, office manager; Emily Jackson, director of marketing; Tyler Castrucci and Alexandra Sanderson, video and social media assistants; Kenneth Boyack, CSP, President Emeritus; and all our colleagues past and present.

We also acknowledge the various members of our Advisory Board who lent us their advice over the years of development: Eric Andrews, CSP; Dan Macalinao, CSP; Marilu DelToro; Ted Musco; Sharon Perkins; Ann Pinckney; Bryan Reising; and Rev. Andrew Wakefield.

Finally, we express our gratitude to the Paulist Fathers under whose aegis Paulist Evangelization Ministries serves as an apostolic arm.