About Us

The OLL Faith Formation team is small but mighty.

Director 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 13 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 16 and Elaina age 14.

Faith Formation Assistant Director of Faith Formation Cynthia has been married to her husband, Mark, for 34 years and has two sons, Eric age 28 and Evan age 21. 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 14 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 13 years, leading the Youth Group and 9th Confirmation program. Kevin holds a masters in Theology from Seton Hall, and a law degree from Seton Hall Law.