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Salvation History: A Story of Love & Mercy, Charleston, Spring 2024


Cardinal Newman High School

2945 Alpine Rd
Columbia, SC 29223 United States

March 1, 2024

8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Workshop Overview

Join our Workshop staff for a one-day program in the Diocese of Charleston. Explore the limitless of God’s mercy throughout Salvation History and how you can help your students integrate the corporal and spiritual works of mercy into their lives. You’ll learn how God’s mercy is revealed in His covenants and how they are ultimately fulfilled and through Jesus Christ.

This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected college professor, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers and catechists, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions as we honor you in your vocation. 

Registration for this event is being handled by the Diocese of Charleston. Please reach out to your principal or the Diocese in order to register.


  • 8:00-8:30am

    Optional Mass

  • 8:30-9:00am

    Breakfast and Check-In

  • 9:00-9:15am

    Program Introduction

  • 9:15-9:45am

    Sacred Art and Salvation History

    Explore the Story of Salvation History through various images.

  • 9:45-10:30am

    The Story of Salvation Part 1

    Enjoy the first talk by Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz, followed by Q & A

  • 10:30-10:45am


  • 10:45-11:30am

    God Keeps His Promises

    Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand the various covenants God has entered into with His people throughout Salvation History.

  • 11:30am-12:15pm

    Meditation and Divine Mercy Chaplet

  • 12:15-1:00pm


  • 1:00-1:45pm

    The Story of Salvation Part 2

    Enjoy the second talk by Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz, followed by Q & A

  • 1:45-2:20pm

    The Saints and Mercy

    Explore the lives of the Saints and how my imitating them we can help our students live out their roles in the story of Salvation.

  • 2:20-2:30pm

    Additional Resources, Evaluation

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Join us, and you'll receive…

Catechetical Formation

Engaging sessions by a catechetical scholar provide background knowledge.

Practical Application

Research-based teaching strategies, and concrete tools to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Spiritual Formation

You'll explore your vocation as a teacher, and your calling as a witness to Christ.

Ready-to-Use Materials

Receive a free supplemental guide featuring 10-12 lessons with activities and sacred art.


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Mike Gutzwiller

Mike Gutzwiller is the Director of Curriculum Development for Sophia Institute for Teachers. Since joining the team at Sophia in 2015, Mike has been the primary author and editor of the Spirit of Truth K-12 and high school textbook series and has led professional development workshops throughout the US. Mike is the former theology department chair at St. Thomas More High School in Milwaukee, WI. He earned his BA from Franciscan University of Steubenville where he majored in Theology and Catechetics and has an MA in School Counseling from Marquette University. Mike lives with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Addison, in Waukesha, WI.

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Jeremy Sienkiewicz, Ph. D.

Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz is Assistant Professor of Theology at Benedictine College. Jeremy is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic University of America. His work includes instruction in Benedictine’s new major in evangelization and catechesis. He teaches classes in missiology, sacramental theology, and the theology of Vatican II. In his own time he enjoys power lifting, reading classic books to his children, and pretending to be a farmer. He and his wife, Catherine, and their five children live in Atchison, Kansas.

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