Janet Miller is the author and designer of Friends on the Way: A Children’s Catechumenate Resource.
She has an MA in Catechetics from Santa Clara University, and she brings 45 years of faith formation experience to this project. Some of her many roles have included being an RCIA and liturgy director, faith formation facilitator, Catholic school teacher, and facilitator for catechist, youth ministry, diaconate, and master catechist formation.
Janet shared her knowledge of the children’s initiation process by writing for and editing Celebrating the Lectionary. She is the author of Family Advent-ures, Family Prayers and Activities: Weekly Guides, and Catechizing For Justice: A Six-Session Program To Promote the Gospel Mission. She is the lead editor of FaithDays! and Forming Ministers for Whole Community Faith Formation, selected by the Library of Congress for its social significance. Her books are available from Resource Publications, Inc.
Janet has contributed to publications including Ministry and Liturgy, Catechist Connection, and Eucharistic Ministry. She was a regular panelist and guest host on the television program Breaking Open the Word and featured on Yesterday, Today, and Forever and Grapevine on KNXT, Fresno. She has been a speaker at the East Coast Conference on Religious Education and at ministry formation conferences for the dioceses of Alaska and the diocese of Oakland.
Janet has been married for 40 years, raised four children, and helps with ten grandchildren. With faith formation a top priority, she currently serves with the children’s initiation team for St. Joseph parish in Los Banos, California.