Archdiocese hires new director to oversee faith formation ministries, Catholic schools

Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau hired Liz Loeffler as its new director of faith formation. She began her new role at the beginning of July.

Archbishop Andrew Bellisario, C.M., asks everyone to join him in welcoming Loeffler as the new director of faith formation for the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau.  

In this role, Loeffler will lead archdiocesan faith formation for all ages. She will coordinate archdiocesan youth and young adult activities and provide oversight for the Catholic Schools within the archdiocese.  Loeffler will report to Fr. Pat Travers, the chancellor and acting chief operating officer.  

Loeffler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and philosophy and a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina. She also completed a post-graduate program in Catholic leadership from Loyola Marymount University.  

Loeffler has worked for the Diocese of Charleston in South Carolina, and she has served the former Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau for the past few decades. She has held various faith formation roles, such as a director of liturgical ministries, assistant principal, and, most recently, as a campus minister and a theology teacher for Lumen Christi Catholic High School in Anchorage.  

“We are all delighted that Liz will be joining us to share her talents and experience in faith formation with all the people of our new archdiocese,” said Father Pat Travers, chancellor and chief operating officer for the archdiocese. “Her leadership will be especially valuable for our Catholic schools, in our youth ministries, and in our catechetical efforts in our smaller and more remote parishes and missions.”

Loeffler lives in south Anchorage with her husband Drew and is a proud mother of three children. She is also the deputy chief of the Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains. She and her family are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.

Editor’s note: North Star Catholic editor Jay Luzardo contributed to the article.


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