Who are you and what do you do?
I want to equip you to cultivate a vibrant Christian spirituality with theology, practical resources and storytelling so you and your young people can thrive.
Hi, I’m Donna and I create engaging, enjoyable and empowering online resources for the faith formation of your students, staff, family and/or organisation.
I care deeply about how Christian spirituality can strengthen the wellbeing of individuals, families and schools communities.
Why do you do it?
What keeps me up at night is worrying about the suffering and isolation of young people and their families and teachers and working out how to:
affirm their dignity,
give them hope,
inspire their call to mission for servant-leadership in their current vocation as students, teachers or parents,
prepare the path to prayer to be inviting, modern, colourful and meaningful so their hearts are open to receive love from God
and welcome and encourage them as members of our diverse pilgrim church
How Can You Help Me?
You’re doing amazing work day-in-day-out, whether you are caring for young people in your school or family and/or supporting the teachers or parents. I can help you in your mission to love by providing ready-made, beautiful and engaging faith formation resources and special rosary beads. I can also facilitate bespoke retreats in person or online.
You can take the time-consuming burden of planning off your shoulders and provide meaningful prayer experiences for people with ready-to-use materials that have been created with love and thoughtfulness.
All activities are evidence-based and aligned with the Catholic Ethos and Theology of NCEC’s framework for faith formation with adults and BCE’s faith formation with students.
You can also benefit from the Catholic Social Justice Principles resources at Project Kindy, the charity I founded and run. The videos, stories and various writings there inspire your students, staff and families to value servant-leadership, human dignity, generosity, love for the poor and working toward the common good.
What is the Next Step?
Grab your free resources straight to your inbox!
Let’s chat on the phone 0438510974 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or simply head to my Online Shop and order your Rosary Beads or other resources.
I hope to help you soon. I’m praying for you already.
Qualifications and Experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture through ACU
Certificate III in Systematic Theology through IFE
Bachelor of Education (Primary) through QUT and registered teacher
10 years as Campus Minister at Siena Catholic College
10+ years in Catholic youth ministry roles
Founder of Project Kindy charity for kindergarten children in Malawi, Africa since 2011
Professional Singer and Songwriter of catchy, meaningful and fun youth ministry songs
Life experience as wife, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, cousin and friend
To help people flourish through enjoyable, meaningful and empowering Catholic faith formation and wellbeing experiences.
To build confidence, resilience and wellbeing in students, staff and families through:
the cultivation of Gospel values in everyday life,
the expansion of love for self and communities,
the deepening of connection with Jesus who loves us and leads our mission
and creative participation in our pilgrim, changing, faith-filled Church.
Love, Creativity, Empowerment, Human Dignity, Faith, Servant Leadership, Common Good, Joy
Guiding Principles of Faith Formation
Start with love, continue with love.
Faith Formation affirms the Human Dignity of every participant unconditionally and aims to help them to flourish as human beings for the Common Good.
Participants thrive when their stories are listened to, their whole selves are accepted and their strengths are affirmed. This develops a sense of belonging and purpose in the community.
Christian stories, principles and values are most meaningful to participants when explored through their own experience and when their community intentionally and explicitly strives for a Christian ethos.
Hearts and spirits are specially opened through the experience of communal, live music, modern creative media and real-life stories that demonstrate Catholic Social Teaching Principles.
Faith Formation experiences of spiritual practices on the day are exponentially more effective when supported by ongoing, resourced personal and communal practise of spirituality skills.
Evidence-based, empowering wellbeing strategies become ‘water turned into wine’ when taught within the identity-affirming, whole-person encompassing, spiritual context of following Jesus for fullness of life for all.
Catholic theological anthropology and social teaching strengthen the resilience of participants by offering a positive, loving, grounded and transcendent identity in relationship with God and others.
Faith Formation empowers participants to contribute more intentionally to the life-giving culture of their communities with a deepened sense of purpose for working for the Common Good.
Finding new ways to follow Jesus personally and communally builds resilience as participants are strengthened by growing in God’s love and by joining our large, diverse and creative pilgrim Church community. God’s mission has a Church, not the other way around.
Faith Formation is not complete until participants experience a sense of joy, fun and hospitality.