Presidential Team Irish Award Winner: Congratulations STEP Team!

Author: Anna McKeever

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The Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) Team manages enrollments in the McGrath Institute for Church Life’s online professional development courses in theology. Each year, approximately 3,300 individuals enroll in these programs from all across the globe, with over 150 dioceses represented. Courses are designed to provide these individuals with the knowledge, skills and information to enhance their roles as deacons, directors of religious education, catechists, lectors and other ministers.

The STEP Team develops new courses, hires and educates facilitators, manages records and curricular offerings and assists with technical support. The team is also responsible for an outreach effort through the Camino Program, which offers Spanish language theology courses.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) is an integral part of the McGrath Institute for Church Life. This program helps form faithful Catholic leaders and brings the University to the service of the church. Congratulations on winning the Presidential Team Irish Award!

Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) Team:

  • Laura Hartz
  • Greg Doyle
  • Kelly Culver
  • Elizabeth Berruecos
  • Danielle Galvao
  • Timothy P. O’Malley
  • Alejandra Herrera
  • Karla Diaz
  • Benedict Shoup
  • Clare Kilbane
  • Maria Mendoza
  • Lisa Orchen
  • Dan Allen
  • Tom Eggleston

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The Presidential Team Irish Award recognizes staff teams who have exemplified the University’s Core Values of accountability, teamwork, integrity, leadership in excellence and leadership in mission during a significant accomplishment, collaboration or initiative.

Originally published by Anna McKeever at on October 03, 2019.