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Ximena is the Director of the Office of Worship and Sacramental Formation for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Until the spring of 2013 she served as adjunct faculty at St. Vincent Seminary where she taught courses in Scripture, Theology, Spirituality, and Pastoral Ministry. Additionally, she was adjunct faculty at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA where she taught courses for the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry program.
She also served the Diocese of Greensburg as Coordinator of Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation for Blessed Sacrament Cathedral; as instructor for Pathways, a formation program which invites the adult Catholic to journey toward a deeper understanding of the faith; as member of the Faith Formation Leadership Committee; and as liaison for human formation for the permanent diaconate program. As a member of faculty for the permanent diaconate program in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, she offered a unique formation program for the wives of men in the diaconal formation program. She also served as Pastoral Coordinator for the Archdiocese for the Military Services in England.
In her capacity as research fellow for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Ximena has revised the final version of the Spanish translations of the Journey Through Scripture study program and has taught presenter training courses in English as well as in Spanish.
Ximena earned a Master of Arts in theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture and a minor in systematic theology from Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA, where she graduated with highest honors and received the 2009 Scripture Award. She has completed her coursework as a systematic theology doctoral student at Duquesne University. During her doctoral studies, she has concentrated her research in the field of discipleship, sacraments, and sacrifice.
She is passionate about evangelization and catechesis. Her commitment to the mission of evangelization is evident in the presentations that she has offered for the dioceses of Greensburg, Pittsburgh, Altoona-Johnstown, and Baltimore, as well as in those presentations at national conferences.
Doctoral Student at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA – Systematic Theology
M.A. Theology 2009 – St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA
major in Sacred Scripture and minor in Systematic Theology
B.S.N. 1985 – University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Liaison for human formation for the permanent diaconate program, Diocese of Greensburg, PA (2012)
Adjunct Faculty at St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA (2009 - present)
Adjunct Faculty at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA (2010-present)
Pathways (Adult Formation Program) faculty, Diocese of Greensburg, PA (2009 – present)
Faculty - Permanent Diaconate Program – Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, PA (2009-present)
Master Catechist, Diocese of Pittsburgh (2010-present)
Master Catechist, Diocese of Greensburg (2011-present)
Guest Speaker – Adult Formation, RCIA & Marriage Preparation – various parishes in Greensburg, and Pittsburgh (2009-present)
Coordinator of Faith Formation – Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, PA (2006-2009)
Pastoral Coordinator – Archdiocese for the Military Services (2004 – 2005)
Honors / Awards
M.A. Theology with Highest Honors
Recipient of Scripture Award graduating class St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA
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