Religious Education

Religious Education 2017-18

Religious Education 2017-18 General Schedule

Religious Education classes for the 2017-18 school year begin on September 13th for grades 1-6. Please be sure you have registered your children before sending them to class. Online registration is currently available (see the side bar for registration forms).

Religious Education at Christ the King provides you the opportunity to develop your relationship with God in the context of a Catholic community. Religious Education at Christ the King is for everyone from the “cradle to the grave”. The programs provide opportunities for everyone to grow deeper in the Faith and push forward the mission of the parish and the wider Church.

Religious education also includes our help for those who are not Catholic but are interested in pursuing a relationship with the Roman Catholic Church. We do that through evangelism, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children, and by helping new Catholics get deeper into our parish life (the Neophyte year).

In addition to programs for non-Catholics, religious education includes opportunities for enthusiastic young adults to pursue their Catholic life in a stronger and deeper way (“Theology on Tap,” and “The Upper Room” for example). John Hoving ( will be responsible for our young adult offerings. John is also the Director of Youth Discipleship for Christ the King. There he takes care of grades 9-12 through evangelism, catechesis and social and outreach opportunities.

Religious Education also encompasses grades 1-8 with substantive and vibrant First Penance, First Eucharist and Confirmation programs. We provide Liturgy of the Word for Children on Sundays for ages 3-5 and grades K-2. Religious Education at CTK also includes the Baptism preparation for the parents of infants.

For more information about a particular program or age group, click the appropriate link below:

Religious Education News & Events

Youth Education


Catechist Certification


Barbara Morgan, Director of Religious Education

Professor Barbara Morgan came back to Christ the King to serve as the Director of Religious Education (DRE). Barbara was DRE at Christ the King thirty years ago when it became a parish. She left to finish a Masters degree in Catechetics from the Notre Dame Institute in for Catechetics in Arlington, VA. There, she received her Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diploma. After finishing her studies, Barbara founded the Catechetics program at the Franciscan University of Steubenville where she taught from 1994-2005.

In addition to her work at FUS, Barbara has authored and co-authored several books on Catechetics. She retired from FUS in 2005 and moved back to Ann Arbor to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Christ the King is blessed to have her as the Director of Religious Education.

Lauren Sauter, Assistant to the DRE

Lauren Sauter was a 1st Grade catechist at the parish but now serves as Barbara Morgan’s secretary and assistant. Lauren grew up in the parish of Christ the King and is happy to be serving there as Barbara’s assistant. She and her husband, Mark, have young children, so Lauren works part-time and mostly from home, which is why you won’t find her in the office most days. E-mail is the best way to get in touch with her, but if you’d like her phone number, just ask!