Jared Dees is the digital publishing specialist at Ave Maria Press. He is the creator of the popular website The Religion Teacher, which provides practical resources and effective teaching strategies to religious educators. A respected graduate of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program at the University of Notre Dame, Dees holds master's degrees in education and theology, both from Notre Dame. He has taught in Catholic schools and parish religious education programs, and his articles have appeared in Momentum, Today's Parish, and on numerous websites. Dees lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife and three children.
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at the high school, college, and general-adult levels. He is the author of several books, including the best sellers The Catechist's Toolbox and A Well-Built Faith. His latest book, The Bible Blueprint: A Catholic's Guide to Understanding and Embracing God's Word, was released in August 2009 and is available in English and Spanish. Joe, who is currently an eighth-grade catechist, blogs about his catechetical experiences at catechistsjourney.com.