Bishop Walter A. Hurley, Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Gaylord, has announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew Moe as the diocesan Director of Faith Formation, effective July 1, 2021.
Mr. Moe holds a Master of Arts in Theology from The Augustine Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has most recently served as theology chair and teacher at St. Michael the Archangel Academy in Petoskey, Michigan, planning and implementing curricula in the areas of theology, philosophy, literature, Latin and Catholic morality and bioethics. Additionally, he served as co-director of the Marian Center in Joy Valley in Petoskey, and previously as the Coordinator of New Evangelization and Young Adult Ministry and Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the Catholic Communities of L’Arbre Croche, Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
In his new role as Director of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Gaylord, Mr. Moe will closely collaborate with pastors, parish coordinators of religious education, catechists, and Catholic school principals and teachers to further the evangelization and catechesis initiatives in diocesan parishes and Catholic schools. He will oversee all faith formation efforts, including sacramental preparation, student and adult religious education, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult), and parish catechetical leader training and catechist formation. Additionally, Mr. Moe will oversee the Safe Environment protocols in our faith formation programs, in conjunction with the diocese’s Safe Environment Coordinator.
Bishop Hurley states, “We warmly welcome Andy to the diocesan staff and look forward to the support he will be able to provide to our parishes in their religious education programs and evangelization efforts. With his expertise and past experiences, he will be a tremendous asset in service to our parishioners in every stage of their faith journey, from our youngest parishioners and young adults, to those going through RCIA or seeking continued spiritual formation. I am grateful that Andy will be serving in this important role for our diocese, and I ask you to join me in extending a warm welcome to him and his family.”