Joye Gros, OP, holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Mary of the Lake University and a Master's in Religious Education from Seattle University. Her ministerial experience includes elementary education and service as director of religious education, and pastoral associate. Joye has both directed and trained directors and catechists for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Since 1992, she has served as an educational asssociate for Development in Ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago. She developed training programs for ministers of care, bereavement ministers, and catechists. Joye taught in the Diocese of Joliet Pastoral Leadership Program and facilitated the formation component of the Institute for Spiritual Companionship. She devotes high interest and energy to ministry formation, group facilitation, retreats, and days of reflection. Joye is a Dominican Sister of St. Catharine, Kentucky, and presently serves on her community's governing board.