New diocesan Director of Catechesis

Tim Carpenter was recently named Director fo Catechesis for the Diocese of Lansing.  In his new position, Tim will help support religious education directors and diocesan parishes in their preschool through confirmation-level programs. He hopes to help parishes recruit and train catechists who are “in love with Jesus” and who can effectively share that love and knowledge with their students. “I feel called and happy to be here. I feel like I’ve been prepared to be here and accomplish something,” said Tim Carpenter, who recently assumed the position of director of catechesis.  Tim has served as the director of faith formation at both St. John the Baptist in Howell and St. Thomas the Apostle in Ann Arbor after completing his graduate work in Catholic theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  “My goal is to help the directors of religious education and catechists understand [theological concepts] at a deeper level and trust their call as a catechist to help students accommodate these concepts,” Tim said. “In the end, I really feel like I’m following the Holy Spirit.”