The OLL Faith Formation team is small but mighty.
Coordinator of Faith Formation Fran is a former 5th grade teacher in Elizabeth and an adjunct public speaking professor at Seton Hall University. Fran and her family have been parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes for almost 10 years and she volunteers as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Eucharist and a lector, and served as a Faith Formation catechist for 7 years. She holds a BA in Communications from Seton Hall University and an MA in Commumications from Montclair State University. Fran and her husband Rob have two daughters, Rose age 13 and Elaina age 10. She is thrilled to begin her role here at OLL as Coordinator of Family Faith Formation!
Faith Formation Administrative Assistant Cynthia has been married to her husband, Mark, for twenty nine years and has two sons, Eric age 23 and Evan age 16. Cindy grew up in Mountainside attending both Beechwood School and Deerfield School, graduated from Governor Livingston High School and graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University. After college graduation she worked for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company in Newark, NJ for sixteen years, writing and reviewing pension documents. Later, as a stay at home mom, she was an active volunteer in the Mountainside Scouting Program as well as an avid volunteer for many of her sons’ school activities. She has been working in the Our Lady of Lourdes Faith Formation Office for nine years.
Coordinator of Youth Ministry Kevin has worked his entire adult life in the Catholic church, first as Campus Minister and Religion Teacher at Union Catholic in Scotch Plains, then at the college level as Campus Minister for Drew University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Kevin has been part-time at OLL for ten years, leading the Youth Group and 7-8-9 Confirmation program. Kevin holds a masters in Theology from Seton Hall, and a law degree from Seton Hall Law.