Dr. Tom Walters
Title: Institute for Priests and Presbyterates Presenter
Dr. Tom Walters, professor emeritus of
religious education, has been at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School
of Theology since 1983. His areas of expertise are religious
education and catechetics. His research interests have centered on
parish and diocesan catechetical leaders in the United States: who
they are, what they do and their effectiveness.
He has served as president of the National Conference for
Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), Midwest Association of Theological
Schools (MATS), and Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
(AGPIM), and has been a member of the board for the Association of
Professors and Researchers in Religious Education (APPRE). He
currently serves on the Association of Theological Schools' Faculty
Development Advisory Committee.
Dr. Walters is a well-known author and speaker. He has given
numerous presentations and workshops to catechetical leaders at
national gatherings and in dioceses throughout the country.
His more recent books include: Lay Ministers and Their
Spiritual Practices (Our Sunday Visitor, 2003), co-authored
with James D. Davidson and others, and A Crucial Key
(National Catholic Educational Association, 2009), a study of
generational differences among current and future catechetical
leaders, which he co-authored with his wife, Rita.
Tom and Rita are the recipients of the NCEA's 2012 C. Albert
Koob Award for outstanding contribution to Catholic education.
Presentation: American Cultures
World Priest Program