Associate Professor of Theology and Catechetics | Director, M.A. in Leadership for the New Evangelization

I have been extraordinarily blessed to be a humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord over the past 20 years in service to the New Evangelization. It all began in 1993 with World Youth Day in Denver, CO (my hometown) where St. John Paul II deeply inspired me to dedicate my life to serving the Church wherever and however the Lord wished. Since then I have had the amazing and deeply humbling opportunities to teach and be an Assistant Principle at a Catholic school in Keller, TX, a Director of Religious Education at a parish in Arlington, TX, and the Director of Catechesis at the Diocese of Fort Worth, TX. Those experiences have given me a deep love for serving the Church, especially in the areas of RCIA and Adult Faith Formation, but also in the work of forming catechists and other parish leaders to do the important work of the New Evangelization. In 2012, I was called back home to Denver, where I began my work here at the Augustine Institute where I have been very blessed to work on catechetical projects such as Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage, Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession, and other AI catechetical video series as well as assisting with the creation of FORMED.org. I have also had the great opportunity to travel across the country doing diocesan training for RCIA, Adult Faith Formation, and parish catechetical leaders. In 2014, I was invited to teach in the MA in Leadership for the New Evangelization Degree program focusing on catechetics and pastoral theology. In 2017, I began my current work as director of the Leadership Degree Program where I have found a real love and passion for forming leaders for the New Evangelization by bringing my experiences in the “trenches” of ecclesial service to train and form those who have a desire to also be humble workers in the vineyard of the Lord. I have a deep love and devotion to St. John Paul II who has been my inspiration throughout my years of service to the Church and I deeply desire to pass on that same inspiration on to my students as they prepare for their own humble service to the Church in this time of the New Evangelization.

Education and Honors
Benemerenti Medal Awarded by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Exemplary Service to the Church (2011)
M.T.S. Institute for Pastoral Theology, St. Mary’s College of Ave Maria University (2003)
B.A. Theology Franciscan University of Steubenville 1996

Catechesis for the New Evangelization
Pastoral Care and Ecclesial Life

lucas.pollice@augustine.edu | Phone: (303) 937-4420