Larry Fraher, PhD
Larry Fraher holds a PhD in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. His research focuses on the imagination and human formation in faith. He also holds a MA in Systematic Theology and a BA in Theological Studies, both from Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN. He has served in a variety of teaching and ministry roles in the Diocese of Phoenix since 1989. These include, Parish Coordinator of Youth Ministry, High School Theology Teacher, volleyball and track coach, Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Instructor and Program Coordinator at Kino Institute, and Director of Faith Formation and Education at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Scottsdale. He is married and has 3 daughters.
Jonathon Hofer is from Rapid City, SD and is an alumnus of the University of Mary. He is the Program Coordinator of Mary College at ASU where he also teaches the Catholic Studies Tutorial course. Jonathon and his wife, Brittany, lived in Rome from 2016 to 2018 where Jonathon was the Rome Campus Student Life Coordinator and where their son, Elijah, was born. Jonathon enjoys traveling, fishing, skiing, dancing, and back-country backpacking. He is passionate about the integrative mission of Catholic Studies and looks forward to engaging and journeying with students, faculty, and staff in such an important endeavor.
Scott Lefor, PhL
Scott Lefor, PhL, was born and raised in Dickinson, ND and spent time as a seminarian for the Diocese of Bismarck. After receiving a Licentiate in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 2015, he spent several semesters studying theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, and has additionally studied Health Care Ethics through the National Catholic Bioethics Center and political economy at the University of Arizona. Since 2017, he has taught theology and philosophy at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Ryan Womack teaches Catholic Studies at Mary College at ASU, specializing in the intersections of religion and literature. He previously taught at Baylor University, where he received his Ph.D., and the University of Mary in Bismarck. His research and teaching include the integration of literature and theology with science and technology. He and his wife are new to the Phoenix area and parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle while Dr. Womack also teaches full-time in the St. Mary's Catholic High School liberal arts program.