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  • Bob Rice

    Associate Professor of Theology

    (740) 284-5342
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    • PhD (Candidate) in Evangelization, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool UK, (est. May 2015)
    • Masters of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry, Certification in Catechetics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
    • Certification in Catechetics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts, major in Theater, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida 1994

    Teaching and Professional Experience

    • Associate Professor of Catechetics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2004 to present
    • Head of Youth Ministry Concentration, 2004 to present
    • Director of Masters of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization, 2013 to present
    • Creative Producer for untitled web-series, 2014 to present
    • Worship Leader, Youth and Adult Conferences, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2005 to present
    • LIFE TEEN Northeastern Area Coordinator, Church of St. Ambrose (Latham, New York)
    • Director of Youth Ministry, Church of St. Ambrose (Latham, New York)

    Current Committees

    • National Initiative for Adolescent Catechesis
    • National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry 2010 Adult Conference Planning Committee
    • Franciscan Heritage Committee
    • Voice in the Desert (a FUS student organization dedicated to evangelization), Faculty Advisor
    • Servants of the Savior (a FUS men’s community), Household Advisor


    • Association of Youth Ministry Educators
    • National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

    Brief Biography

    Through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, I desire to share the love of God to everyone I encounter through my passion, wisdom, creativity, and humor, and empower others to do the same. “That I might teach transgressors your ways, and sinners may return to you” (Psalm 51:13).

    This mission statement explains the driving force behind everything I do, whether it is through teaching, preaching, writing, or music. This curriculum vitae highlights my work as a teacher of evangelization and catechesis, as well as the ministry opportunities I have had to evangelize and catechize others through the spoken and written word. Not included are the hundreds of concerts and comedic performances I have done across the country that have used my gifts of music and humor to witness to God’s love.

    For me, the heart of what I do is proclaiming and explaining God’s Word. My favorite quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church is, “The whole concern of doctrine and it’s teaching must be directed to the love that never ends” (CCC 25). My prayer is that I might spend my short time on this earth helping others encounter that love through what I say and do, starting with my wife and children.

  • Professor Bob Rice-“Evangelizing Your Parish” 
    “Evangelizing Your Parish” Sharing the Word, Relevant Radio

    Professor Bob Rice-“Forming A Catholic Worldview” 
    “Forming A Catholic Worldview” NCEA Conference, Anaheim, California. April 2009

    Professor Bob Rice-“God: There Is No Other” 
    “God: There Is No Other” Steubenville Youth Conference, Steubenville, Ohio

    Professor Bob Rice-“Honest to God” 
    “Honest to God” Ultimate 4JC Fest, Monroeville, Pennsylvania

    Professor Bob Rice-Pilgrimage: Growing in Faith 

    “Pilgrimage: Growing in Faith” NCYC Podcast, www.mycatholicvoice.com/ncyc September 2009

    Professor Bob Rice-“Sharing Faith with Teenagers” 
    “Sharing Faith with Teenagers” Sharing the Word, Relevant Radio

    Professor Bob Rice-“Speaking for Those Who Have No Voice” 
    “Speaking for Those Who Have No Voice” Archdiocese of Boston’s Respect Life Rally, Boston, Massachusetts. October 2009

    Professor Bob Rice- “The Apostles Creed” “The Four Marks of the Church” 
    “The Apostles Creed” “The Four Marks of the Church” Oneight, LIFETEEN’s Conformation Preperation Video Series. August 2009

    Professor Bob Rice-“The Definitive Aim of Catechesis” 
    “The Definitive Aim of Catechesis” Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan September 2009

    Professor Bob Rice-“The Holy Spirit: Still Speaking Through the Prophets” 
    “The Holy Spirit: Still Speaking Through the Prophets”, “Understanding the Cultural Influences for Teenagers”, St. John Bosco Conference, Steubenville, Ohio

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