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Theology

The Theology Department offers classes that bring DePaul Prep’s Catholic identity alive and helps students arrive at a mature, living, and vital faith. Theology classes present opportunities for students to develop an intellectual understanding of the life and message of Jesus Christ while simultaneously encouraging students to apply the teachings of our Catholic faith in their lives by embodying DePaul Prep’s core values of Faith, Respect, Excellence, Service, and Health.

The Catholic identity of DePaul Prep is further supported through the Office of Mission & Ministry in partnership with students, faculty, staff and parents through retreats, liturgies and reflections which reinforce the tenets of our faith.

(revised February 2021)

Theology Faculty

Mr. Justin Lane

Mr. Justin Lane

Theology Teacher, Head Varsity Golf Coach, Golf Coach
B.A., Anderson University
M.A., Anderson University
Ms. Florence Merkl-Deutsch

Ms. Florence Merkl-Deutsch

Director of Mission and Ministry
M.P.S., Catholic Theological Union
B.A., University of Massachusetts
Rev. Joseph Malczyk, CR C.R.

Rev. Joseph Malczyk, CR C.R.

Chaplain
M.P.S., Loyola University Chicago
M.A.T., St. Louis University
B.A., St. Louis University
Mr. Adam Galvez

Mr. Adam Galvez

Theology Teacher, Assistant Varsity Football Coach
Ms. Emelia Gleber

Ms. Emelia Gleber

Campus Minister - Service Coordinator, IB CAS Coordinator
B.A., Loyola University Chicago
Mr. Patrick Heffernan

Mr. Patrick Heffernan

Theology Teacher, Head Varsity Wrestling Coach
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mr. Joseph Hohrein

Mr. Joseph Hohrein

Social Studies Teacher, Head Bowling Coach, History Club Moderator
B.A., DePaul University
Sophie Lefens

Sophie Lefens

Theology Teacher
BA English & Social Studies, Brigham Young University
MFA Poetry & Creative Writing, Brigham Young University
MAR Religion & Literature, Yale University
Mrs. Ashley Lenz

Mrs. Ashley Lenz

Theology Teacher
Jamie Mueller

Jamie Mueller

Theology Teacher
BA Spanish & International Studies
Masters in Divinity
John Paulett

John Paulett

Theology Teacher
BS Linguistics, Georgetown University
MA Theology, Felician University
MFA Creative Writing, Los Angeles
Ms. Bernadette Raspante

Ms. Bernadette Raspante

Theology
Mrs. Wendy Samuel

Mrs. Wendy Samuel

Theology Teacher
B.A., University of the Virgin Islands
M.A., Boston College
Sara Spittler

Sara Spittler

Theology Teacher
BA Theology, Peace Studies & Italian Literature, University of Notre Dame