Meet New Contributing Writer – Kelly Wahlquist

We are very excited to announce that Kelly Wahlquist has become a Contributing Writer for the Integrated Catholic Life.  She will be writing on matters of faith (practical living, catechesis and apologetics) from a parent’s perspective.

Kelly Wahlquist is the director of community relations for The Great Adventure Bible Study System, where she provides marketing and organizational support for Great Adventure group leaders. She works with Bible study leaders both nationally and internationally to help them organize, implement, and run their studies, and also travels the country organizing Bible study training seminars. Kelly has coordinated multiple Great Adventure Bible studies at various churches in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for over 6,500 students, and serves as the key liaison for more than two dozen diocesan offices running The Great Adventure.

Kelly also serves with Jeff Cavins as the program manager at the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute in St. Paul and is the director of the National Catholic Bible Conference. She is the editor of Catholicism 101, and is pursuing a master’s degree in Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver.

Kelly resides in Minnesota with her husband, Andy, and their three children.

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is also the Founder and President of Virtue@Work, where he provides Executive and Personal Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consulting. Deacon Mike has 30+ years management consulting experience in senior executive leadership positions providing organizational planning and implementation services with a focus on human resource strategy and tax qualified retirement plan design, administration and compliance.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two married children and three grandchildren.

NB: The views I express on this site are my own. I am not an official spokesman for either my parish or diocese.

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