Rick Keller-Scholz

Professional Experience

1981-present     Bellarmine Preparatory School  Tacoma, WA
Religious Education Department faculty and Campus Ministry

Taught the following courses: Hebrew Scriptures, Christology, Church History and Doctrine, Contemporary Christian Morality, Christian Lifestyles, Prayer and Spirituality

  • Member of Campus Ministry’s liturgy committee
  • Coordinator of  daily ‘Consciousness Examen’  of St Ignatius of Loyola project for Bellarmine

2003-present   Archdiocese of Seattle Catechetical Certification Program Faculty  and Consultant

  • Taught the following courses at various CCP sites: The Gospels of Matthew and Mark, Luke/Acts of the Apostles Letters of St. Paul, Foundations of the Church, The Catholic Church in the USA, Trent to Vatican Council II         
  • 2007   Archdiocese of Seattle’s Deacon Formation faculty: Church in USA course


1996 Summer          ITS/Seattle University
Coursework: The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Resource for Ministry

1981-1986      Seattle University          Seattle, Washington
Masters of Pastoral Ministry degree

1976-1978                University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts-Psychology degree

1974-1976      St. John’s University      Collegeville, Minnesota
Undergraduate studies


Parish religious education, 1990—present

  • Parish-based religious Ed for grades 2—6 and junior high ministry at St Leo, Tacoma
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation preparation coordinator 1995—2008 St Leo, Tacoma

RCIA coordinator, 2012 Visitation Parish Tacoma


  • The Church: Christ in the Modern World Teaching Activities Manual for the Living in Christ series, Winona, MN: St Mary’s Press.  Fall 2011.
  • Breakthrough! The Bible for Young Catholics:: Teacher’s Activities Manual. C.Navarro, Editor. Winona, MN: St.Mary’s Press. Spring 2006.
  • The Catholic Youth Bible Teacher’s Manual. C. Navarro, Editor. Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press. Summer 2000. Contributing editor.
  • “The Other Nisqually Mission: Catholic Missionaries and the Hudson’s Bay Company in the Pacific Northwest.” Occurrences: the Journal of Northwest History During the Fur Trade, vol. XVII, no.3 (summer 1999). Research article.
  •  Pride in Our Past/Faith in Our Future: Catholic Northwest History Curriculum. Archives of the Archdiocese of Seattle and the Catholic School’s Department. Seattle: Archdiocese of Seattle, 1999. Contributing writer.