Kathleen O'Connell Chesto holds a Doctor of Ministry degree and an MA in Religious Studies. In 1995, she received the distinguished alumna award from Hartford Seminary. A national consultant on family spirituality and religious education, she also directs parish retreats throughout the United States and Canada. She is the author of F.I.R.E., an intergenerational religious education process, and the producer of numerous videos on family life and prayer. Many of her prayerful and encouraging books help parents guide their children in the Sacraments and explain the blessings of families coming together, living a Christian lifestyle.