Catherine (Catzel) LaVecchia is the Director of Lifelong Learning at Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ. She has served in various ministry capacities for the past 30 years, including youth ministry, family faith formation, and lifelong faith formation. Catzel is most passionate about guiding parish ministries, creating meaningful learning experiences and opportunities for the differently abled, and creating effective and meaningful faith formation opportunities for all ages. Catzel has been an adjunct lecturer at the University of St Elizabeth since 2004, and just began teaching classes at Seton Hall University/Immaculate Conception Seminary. She has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Seton Hall, and a Masters Degree in Religious Education from Felician University. She also holds a Certificate in Church Management from Villanova’s Center for Church Management.
Catzel attended Marylawn of the Oranges in South Orange, and taught at Mt. St. Dominis for 6 years and believes in the power and purpose of an all-female learning experience. She is excited to learn more about OLMHC and to serve on the Board of Trustees. She is excited to be a part of a school that offers a holistic education rooted in the Salesian principles of reason, religion and loving kindness.