St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School: Grades 3-6 CGS
Greetings! I am Gina Faust the Catechist for Catechesis Of The Good Shepherd. Our time together is spent in a specially prepared environment called The Atrium, a space created in which learning and study become contemplation and prayer with each material of work. The Atrium is a place where the only teacher is Christ. I am honored to be able to walk the Faith journey with students through the mystery of each season building and enjoying their relationship with God.
I have always had a passion for teaching and after a Mission Trip to Africa, it was placed on my heart to teach religion. After receiving my Associates in Early Childhood Education, I was in the preschool classroom for 20 years. The beginning of teaching religion began with acquiring my Catechist Religion Certification from the Archdiocese. Being eager to learn more, I continued my education receiving Certification in Levels 1, 11 and 111 for Catechesis of The Good Shepherd along with Theology of the Body Certification for grades K-5. I love being a witness to students as they perceive, “God, who are you? and How do you love us?”
I am a Mom to 4 grown boys who attended St. Simon The Apostle, where I am a Parishioner. I am a very blessed Grandma (Nonna) to 8 beautiful grandbabies! My husband and I enjoy spending time at our Lake House with family and friends. I love to read, journal and cook but most of all traveling. I have traveled to Africa several times as a Missionary and hoping to return. I have a dream of visiting the Holy Land one day too!