The DYN Community Leaders
Our team works with Catholic educators to form young people as missionary disciples who seek, love, and serve Christ at the margins of society and their own experience.
We offer professional and spiritual development programs, curriculum consulting, classroom resources, and cross-cultural mission opportunities.
DYN Team Leader
He has worked in Catholic secondary education for twenty years both as a teacher and counselor serving at different times as Chairperson of the Social Studies and Counseling departments. He has a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts and has done extensive graduate level studies in theology and ministry at both Elms College and the University of Dayton.
Walter coordinates the Discover Your Neighbor program, developing dynamic print and digital media resources that inspire and empower young people to live God’s mission.
He holds a Doctorate of Ministry from New York Theological Seminary and a Masters of Art in Church History and Society from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. He has taught in university, college, high school, and alternative educational settings.
Anna works with Catholic educators and diocesan offices to develop innovative curriculum resources, faith formation approaches, and professional development programming.
She has served and taught as a Holy Cross Lay Missionary in Uganda, and ministered in advocacy and educational outreach around Catholic Social Teaching. She majored in Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Yvonne partners and consults with Catholic educators to help school and parish communities discover, deepen, and nurture their mission identity.
She has extensive international mission experience, primarily in El Salvador, and brings a global faith perspective to her ministry in the United States. She specializes in outreach with Hispanic communities.
Luna collaborates with Catholic educators to integrate the call to mission in school and parish communities. Her work includes content creation, use of new technology and media, faith formation, reflection, and leadership development.
Luna’s experience includes leadership development in campus ministry at the university level. Additionally, as a participant in the Franciscan Community Volunteers Program, she lived with the Franciscan Sisters in Minnesota for a year as a member of an intentional community. She has also served with AmeriCorps in San Francisco, CA. Luna has a bachelor’s degree in Media Production from California State University, East Bay.
DYN Advisory Board
Director, Lifelong Faith Formation, Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Chicago IL
Phrase: “Deeds, not words.“
MRS. ANNE HRIBAR
Educator, background Pre K-8th grade, Willoughby OH. Currently home with her grandchildren.
Phrase: “To lead people, walk behind them.” ~ Lao Tzu
Assistant Principal/Chaplain, Holy Cross Académie Internationale
Edmonton Catholic Schools, Alberta, Canada.
Phrase: When we serve like Jesus, we help and are helped; we love and are loved.
Youth Minister, St. Mary’s Parish, Seattle WA
Phrase: If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another ~ St Teresa of Calcutta
Middle School Religion teacher, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, El Paso TX
6th and 7th grade teacher, St. Clement School, Cinncinati OH
Societies and Religion Middle School teacher, International Baccalaureate school, Shoreline, WA
Currently full-time mother. Former Archdiocesan Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, Hartford, CT.
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