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Eliot Kapitan oversaw the baptismal catechumenate and liturgy in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois for many years. He was a team member with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and active in the regional and national work of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. In retirement, he still thinks and writes and talks about these essential topics. He and his wife, Jacqueline, now grandparents, live in Springfield, Illinois.
Mahri Leonard-Fleckman is assistant professor of Hebrew Bible in the Religious Studies Department at the College of the Holy Cross. She is a contributor to Give Us This Day, the co-author of Ruth in the Wisdom Commentary Series published by Liturgical Press, and the author of The House of David: Between Political Formation and Literary Revision (Fortress Press). Leonard-Fleckman has years of experience as a Bible study facilitator at her home parish in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Luke D. Rosen is the Director of Music Ministry at Corpus Christi University Parish, serving the Catholic community at the University of Toledo. In 2019, he became Director of Choral Music for Evergreen Local Schools in Metamora, Ohio. He joined the faculty at St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy in 2004, serving as Director of Choral and Liturgical Music and Director of the Fox Music Technology Lab. A clinician for the Toledo chapter of National Pastoral Musicians, he has offered workshops on liturgical piano and piano improvisation and writes frequently for the church.