Director | Author | Speaker

Dr. Matthew Halbach is the director of St. Joseph Educational Center and just published his first book, “Becoming a Parish of Mercy: A New Vision for Total Parish Evangelization.” In his book he lays out Pope Francis’ vision of a more merciful Church to life that gives readers practical advice for adopting actions and attitudes that will invigorate the church as a whole.

Dr. Halbach completed his Ph.D. in Religious Education and Catechetics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 2014. He received his M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University in 2006, and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Iowa in 2001.

Dr. Halbach and his wife, Stacy, have three sons and one daughter, Michael, Benjamin, Joseph and Grace. He is originally from Ankeny, and grew up in Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart parish.

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