Lisa Hendey, Catholic wife and mom, is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul and The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul. Lisa writes for several online and print publications. Lisa is a board member and producer for KNXT-TV where she hosts the television program Making the Grade and “Catholic Mom” segments. A podcaster, Lisa also hosts the award-winning Catholic Moments. She enjoys speaking around the country on a variety of topics including faith, family life, social media and the New Evangelization. Lisa was selected to attend the first-ever Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and the Catholic Press Association tour of Israel as a guest of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.
Launched in late 1999, CatholicMom.com welcomes visitors every month from around the world. The site features columns by over one hundred and twenty contributing columnists who volunteer their expertise on everything from Catholic Breastfeeding and Natural Family Planning to parenting humor. The site features a daily “Tech Talk” column which highlights the latest software, apps, and programs for faith and family. Additionally, CatholicMom.com is home to a Catholic Book Club featuring daily book reviews of fiction, non-fiction and children’s selections by Catholic authors. The site’s Catholic Music Spotlights highlight the work of Catholic recording artists in an interview format designed to help promote Catholic music and aid parents in helping their children make uplifting listening decisions.
Each week, CatholicMom.com offers a variety of children’s activities designed to help children learn from the Sunday Liturgy of the Word. These activities, based upon the Sunday Gospel, include age appropriate coloring pages, crossword and word search puzzles, and interactive Mass worksheets designed to help the child truly embrace the Mass. Weekly lesson plan aids are offered for Religious Education teachers, homeschoolers and families looking to teach the faith based upon the Church’s liturgical calendar. Visitors from over 100 countries around the globe have come to rely upon these free and liturgically relevant catechetical materials.
Lisa and her husband Greg, an Emergency Physician, reside in Fresno, California with their two sons, Eric and Adam. Lisa and Greg met and married at the University of Notre Dame and share a passion for Irish football. Following her undergraduate work at Notre Dame, Lisa earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. She worked for several years in the field of Human Resources for non-profit entities including Kaiser Permanente and Vanderbilt University, specializing in recruitment and corporate training prior to “retiring” to care for her children in the home.
Today, Lisa heads a home based web design business, designing and maintaining sites for several clients. In addition to her work with CatholicMom.com, she is also employed by St. Anthony of Padua parish as webmaster for the parish web site. She has done pro bono web design for Samaritan Women, a prison ministry agency and is involved in numerous community service initiatives. The Hendey family members are active parishioners at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, where Lisa serves an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.
As a freelance writer, Lisa is a regular contributor to Catholic Exchange, Catholic Online, The Integrated Catholic Life, Catholic Lane, Catholic News Agency and Catholic.net and countless other Internet publishers. Her articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, Faith & Family Magazine, Catholic Digest, Canticle Magazine, Grapevine Magazine and Kids’ Ark Magazine.
Lisa’s projects include Productivity @ Home (http://www.productivityathome.com), a blog site that examines the topic of personal productivity in the home and family environment, and the Catholic Moments Podcast (http://www.catholicmoments.com), an interview format program which is an affiliate of the highly acclaimed Star Quest Production Network (SQPN), the home of the “Best in Catholic Podcasting”. In addition, Lisa produces and appears in “CatholicMom.com – Your Gateway to Faith and Family Resources on the Web”, a television program produced by KNXT-TV and the Diocese of Fresno. The show features short video segments to be aired multiple times each week that will explore faith and family resources on the Internet. Lisa can also be found blogging at “A Good Measure” on the Patheos Catholic Channel. Additionally, Lisa serves as a columnist for Central California Catholic Life, the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Fresno.
Lisa M. Hendey is available to speak to your group on Catholic faith, family, new media, personal productivity and healthy living topics. Lisa is domiciled in the Diocese of Fresno and has received authorization and permission from her Bishop to speak both within and outside of the Diocese of Fresno.
Lisa M. Hendey
2037 W. Bullard Ave. #247
Fresno, CA 93711
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Lisa’s speaking topics include the following:
- “Unity in the Eucharist: Becoming a Eucharistic Family”
- “Friendship, Dialogue and Respect – A Catholic Guide to Faith Filled Technology Choices” (can be presented for either adult, youth or child audiences)
- “Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World”
- “Digital and Internet Technologies for Clergy”
- “Fulfilling Our Promises in the Domestic Church”
- “Faith Formation of the Facebook Generation”
- “Catechizing Adults with New Media Technologies”
- “Self Care for Moms – Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul”
- “Nurturing Your Faith Life with 21st Century Resources”
- “Catholic Parenting: Fulfilling Our Baptismal Calling in The Domestic Church”
- “Raising Faith-Filled Children in Today’s Technological Climate “
- “Your Catholic Faith as a key to Personal Productivity”
- “Personal Productivity and Prayer – Faithfully Getting Things Done”
- “Today’s Catholic Mom (or Catholic Woman) – Faith filled Examples of Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things to Share Our Faith”
- “Productivity at Home – Getting Things Done Where It Matters Most”
- “Catholic Mom (or Woman): Heart, Mind, Body and Soul – Caring for the One Who Takes Care of Everyone Else”
For a complete speaker’s package, including a letter from Bishop John T. Steinbock and audio samples, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-339-9272