Jean Marie Weber PhD serves as the Cardinal Stritch University Liaison to the Catholic Community. She collaborates with local and national Catholic organizations, associations and agencies on behalf of Stritch. As co-founder of the Saint Clare Center in 2007 she serves as an adjunct Religious Studies Faculty member providing continuing education courses for alumni of the St. Clare Center, in-services for Catholic School Faculties, parish personnel in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and presentations at national Catholic conferences. Jean Marie serves as a member of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Directors of Religious Education Association (Mareda), Facilitator of the Archdiocesan MILW NW Deanery, and as a resource person for Catholic groups on behalf of Stritch. She is an active member and former officer of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM), and the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership (NCCL). As the former Director for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), she serves as a mentor for those seeking certification through (NCCL) and the National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM). Because of her service in these associations and organizations, Jean Marie has received Archdiocesan, state and national awards in Religious Education and Lay Ministry. In 2019 Jean Marie was inducted into the Archdiocesan Order of Catechists. Jean Marie contributes to the vitality of Stritch by connecting the institution to the larger Catholic community in the Archdiocese and beyond.
- B.S.Ed., Alverno College
- M.S., Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Publications & Presentations
" You too go…Laity at Work in God’s Vineyard", Doctoral Dissertation, 2018.
Religious Education Textbook series, Grades 1-8. This is Our Faith, 1998, Silver Burdett, Ginn Inc.
Numerous articles in Ministry journals and Religious Education magazines. Samples: "Catechesis and Neurons: Brain-Based Teaching and Learning, Momentum, NCEA" , and
Major NCCL Address: "Keeping the Bread Freshly Baked: A Report on the State of the Conference".
"Stritch places a spotlight on Catholic higher education and links it with the Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and beyond. The Franciscan values provide a framework that relates to all students who are part of the Stritch community. These values provide a basis for unity and diversity. The interfaith and ecumenical dimensions of the Catholic Church are interwoven with the intellectual life of the community and in its overall social climate. Owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, provides a local family atmosphere for faculty, staff and students. It is a privilege to be a part of this community which represents the seeking of higher things as expressed in the Stritch motto. These are lived realities that invite those who desire an informed and intentional life to join together for the greater good. This is a worthwhile and attractive cause."
- Jean Marie M. Weber