My life is more than a compilation of memorable events, of funny failures and grace-filled successes, though I've had my share of all of them. My life has happened under the surface of such things, in the secret of my heart. That being said, here’s a bit of my personal history.
At sixteen, I volunteered to teach first grade religion classes and have had a passion for teaching ever since. I have a B.S. in Education from Kent State University in Ohio, where I graduated summa cum laude with an English major. In 1997, at the University of Dallas, I earned a Master of Theological Studies Degree with a major in pastoral care.
For more than two decades, I was a theology teacher and spiritual director at Jesuit Dallas. I received the school’s highest honor, the Tehan Award, for my teaching. Over time, more than 2,300 students entered my classroom to learn about Scripture, prayer, and purposeful living. I was an active member of the Ignatian Identity Committee, a group entrusted with providing religious enrichment for faculty and administration. I developed and taught a course for catechism teachers for the Institute of Religious and Pastoral Studies Program at the University of Dallas. I also developed and taught a course on meditation and weight loss for Brookhaven Community College.
I haven't always been a speaker. In middle school, my presentation to the class on volcanoes caused an inner meltdown and eruptions of fear. But in my professional life, I've loved reaching out to others, helping them find intimacy with God, with others, with their interior selves. I have written and presented more than fifty talks. During my years at Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas, I spoke to retreat groups, the board of directors, administration, faculty, parents, and the 1,000-member student body. I was also a speaker for engaged-couples ministry in Columbus, Ohio.
I live in Georgetown, Texas, with my husband, Mike, and am blessed with a wonderful, close family. I love to quiet myself in the beauty of nature and continue my ministry through writing and speaking.
© 2017 Sally Metzger