Kathy Hendricks is the National Catechetical Consultant for William H. Sadlier and a contributing writer to many of Sadlier's programs.
As part of her work as National Catechetical Consultant, Kathy offers keynote presentations, workshops, leadership seminars, and retreats throughout the United States and has spoken numerous times overseas. Her audiences include catechists, catechetical leaders, Catholic school teachers, principals, pastoral ministers, parent groups and families.
Kathy is author of several books as well as articles for various periodicals. Two of her latest books are Prayers and Rituals for the Home and Pocket Prayers for Parents, both published by Twenty-Third Publications.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Arts in adult Christian community development from Regis University, Denver. She received her certification in spiritual direction from Benet Hill Center, Colorado Springs. In addition to her ministry as a spiritual director she is also an instructor in the Benet Hill spiritual formation program.
For five years, she served as the General Editor for the Catechetical Sunday resource materials, published annually by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. She has also served on a number of national boards, including the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) and the National Adult Religious Education Committee (NACARE.) For two years she was an advisor to the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Committee on Women in the Church and Society.
Kathy has extensive experience in catechetical and pastoral ministry, having served in parishes, Catholic schools, and dioceses in Alaska, Colorado, and British Columbia, Canada. For six years she was Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
Kathy and her husband, Ron, live in Larkspur, Colorado. They are the parents of two adult children – Eric and Anna - and a child, Jenny, who died in infancy.
Kathy motivates her listeners and involves them in her presentation through stories and anecdotes as well as group process. Kathy often infuses her presentations with humor, and she inspires and challenges participants to further growth, both spiritually and professionally.