Carole Eipers, D.Min
Vice President, Executive Director of Catechetics
In 2001, Dr. Carole Eipers joined William H. Sadlier, Inc. as Director of Catechetics. She was a key member of the development team for Sadlier We Believe, a catechetical program for K-8. Carole also assists with the content of Sadlier's web presence and marketing efforts, and continues as a presenter in evangelization, catechesis and related topics both nationally and internationally. She was named Executive Director of Catechetics in 2003 and Vice President in 2006.
Carole served in parish ministries for over 20 years as a Junior High teacher, Director of Religious Education, Youth Ministry and Pastoral Associate. She served in both suburban and urban parishes and schools. In 1989 she joined the staff of the Chicago Archdiocesan Office for Catechesis and served as the Consultant for Adolescent and Adult Catechesis. She was honored by CYO Office for "Excellence in Adolescent Catechesis." Carole also served on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops committee on catechesis and has been an author for the bishops? World Youth Day catechetical materials as well as a member of the catechetical team at World Youth Day in Denver.
In 1992 Carole was named Director of the Office for Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Chicago and served for nine years. She was the founder of the Jegen Center for Catechetical Media and Research. Carole was elected as President of the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership and has been a member of the adjunct faculties of Mundelein Seminary, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola New Orleans, and Catholic Theological Union, Chicago.
Carole received her B.A. in Education, minoring in Theology, and English from Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin and her Master?s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago. Carole received her Doctor of Ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. She has done post-graduate studies in storytelling, preaching, archaeology, administration, and ecumenism and has studied at De Paul University; Aquinas Institute; Mallorca, Spain; Carlow, Ireland; Israel, and Rome. Dr. Eipers was awarded the Doctor of Education degree, honoris causa, from the Graduate Theological Foundation in recognition of her contributions to and service in the field of catechetics.
Carole has published many articles on catechesis and related topics and has been presented at major conferences throughout the country and internationally.