Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

Dr. Jo Ann Paradise is a nationally known Catechetical author and speaker. After 32 years of ministry in several parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Jo Ann was employed by a national Catholic Publisher. She developed and wrote curriculum for children and their parents. Jo Ann served as a teacher at both the grade school and high school levels in Catholic schools as well as an adjunct faculty member of several universities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,

Jo Ann gives keynotes and workshops at Diocesan conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Through her stories, she motivates educators and catechists to prepare their children to meet the risen Lord and form disciples. She is a popular retreat director and provides spiritual direction. Jo Ann lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband Don and extended family.