LIGHT, LEAVEN AND SALT:

AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE ALUMNI AT WORK IN THE WORLD

The graduates of the Augustine Institute are serving the Church’s mission of evangelization as teachers and school administrators, catechists and parish leaders, deacons and religious sisters, graduate students and homeschooling mothers, and as leaders in apostolates that serve men, women, and youth throughout the United States. They are responding to Christ’s call to be light, leaven, and salt for the world.


THOMAS WURTZ

Founding Directory of Varsity Catholic

“Immediately after graduating from the Augustine Institute, we launched a division of FOCUS called Varsity Catholic to reach college athletes with the fullness of the gospel. The confidence, knowledge, and wisdom from those two years has catapulted my work launching Varsity Catholic and been a valuable supplement to the leadership development I am receiving with FOCUS.”

KATIE WARNER

Manager of Communications and Evangelization for Catholics Come Home

“Every day I have the privilege of putting my Augustine Institute education to work. I use my theological and practical evangelization training in my writing, speaking, and other ministry duties. The years I spent at the Augustine were some of the best of my life.”

KARLO BROUSSARD

Director of The Divine Child Institute for Catechetical Renewal

“The Augustine Institute in truly a place where the heart and mind meet in academics, where sanity and sanctity are wedded together. It is a place that serves as the example par excellence of how intellectual studies do not have to be dry and cold but can have the warmth of family.”

ROSEMARY ANDERSON

Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Denver

“My time at the AI prepared me to be a strong, prudent Catholic leader. Every day I utilize the formation I received at the AI in some fashion. Rebuilding the Catholic culture has become central to my life and I would not be able to work towards this goal without learning what I did from the AI. The AI inspires confidence and conviction to become the saints Christ is calling us to be!”

JEN MOSER

Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Omaha

“Through my education at the Augustine Institute, I have developed a more coherent Catholic worldview and a greater understanding of contemporary culture as it relates to youth. I know of no other master’s program in theology with the same intention of preparing lay ministers for the real challenges of the New Evangelization, nor one that focuses so intently on equipping lay leaders to build an authentic Catholic culture in their parishes, schools, and homes.”

SISTER MARY GEMMA STUMP

Novice with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

“The Augustine Institute prepared me well academically for my continued studies and future teaching; but it especially helped in my discernment process and spiritual life. The close-knit community and vibrant faith life give one the tools needed to grow in faith and to hand on that faith to others.”

YVONNE NOGGLE

Co-founder and Program Director of Christ in the City

“During the 1993 World Youth Day, Blessed John Paul the Great addressed the youth in Denver: ‘Do not be afraid to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern metropolis. It is you who must go out into the byroads and invite everyone you meet to the banquet which God has prepared for his people.’ Through the mutual mission of being instruments of the New Evangelization, the Augustine Institute helped instill in me the academic, spiritual and practical elements necessary to help create Christ in the City, a program that responds to this challenge through the formation of Catholic missionaries and their service to the poor among us.”