We are excited to introduce you to our creative team for St Paul’s House of Formation. Please reach out to any of us with questions or feedback.
Director of Formation: Fr. Stephen Gauthier is the Canon Theologian of the Diocese of the Upper Midwest and the man who will be teaching you through lectures, and question and answer. You will be able to interact directly with Fr. Stephen via video call on our live webinars (see semester calendar for dates).
Program Director: Fr. Alex Wilgus oversees recruiting, video production, and webinars. He can answer any questions around the entry process, video quality and formatting, or webinar content and accessibility. Reach out to him at email@example.com
Program Coordinator: Danny Linton provides website, content, and cohort support. He can answer any questions around technical issues you may have about classroom posts and due dates, content issues, or cohort development. He will also be showing you how to pay your Student Investment Fee and processing applications for scholarships — including payment amounts, methods, and due dates. Reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you enroll in a St. Paul’s course, you’ll receive access to your own unique online classroom, where you can find everything you need for the semester.
The spring and fall semesters follow the classic model especially designed to fit with your schedule. This term will include one lesson every week for 14 weeks (with a traditional spring or fall break in the center) rather than the summer intensive pattern of two lessons every week for 7 weeks, but all the same material is covered. The content will release each Sunday, beginning with the classroom launch date of 8/21.
You should expect this spring term of St. Paul’s to take about 2-4 hours per week rather than the intensive 3-6. For more information about our intensive and traditional learning models, see our upcoming semesters page.
Cohorts are small learning communities at the heart of Saint Paul’s House of Formation. All students enrolled in St. Paul’s will also be enrolled in a cohort, either local or online, with whom they will process the curriculum as they progress through the semesters. Cohorts will gather weekly to discuss and digest what they are learning and how it shapes their on-the-ground ministry. (See Group Discussion below.) We highly encourage cohort leaders to integrate prayer into their weekly cohort rhythm in a substantive and meaningful way that works for their cohort size, time, and context.
Ideally, cohorts gather weekly, but the priority is that each group develops a rhythm that works for them and sticks to it. We recognize that means all cohorts may not actually launch during the first week of the semester. Don’t worry if you’re a lecture behind; we’re flexible on due dates. But do try to have all course content viewed and assignments completed in a timely and consistent fashion. The course calendar (the next topic in your student portal) will give you the default timeline; If you need help or suggestions on how this affects you or your cohort, reach out to Danny Linton.
Although we know you may not be able to attend every time your cohort gathers, you will need to attend a minimum of 50% of the group sessions in order to pass the semester. If you don’t think that’s feasible for you, just let us know on the front end, and we can develop an alternative plan for your learning.
There are 4 types of weekly content, and 2 types of “monthly” content. Each type serves a unique role in helping you engage and absorb the teachings.
1. Video Lecture + Outline
3. Group Discussion
If you would like a personal electronic copy of the outline, discussion guide, or readings, simply click on the “Materials” tab at the top of the lesson, and choose which file you want to download. The quizzes & videos cannot be downloaded.
1. General Registration
2. Financial Aid Request
3. Payment Process