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DSPT-Ed Hopfner

"I have been privileged to work in support of marriage, first in the Diocese of Oakland and currently for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The education I received at DSPT gave me the tools I need to invigorate our marriage preparation programs and to strengthen our married couples as they embrace the Church teaching on marriage, human sexuality, and family life." - Ed Hopfner, Director of Marriage and Family Life, Archdiocese of San Francisco, DSPT Alumnus

 DSPT Student "I am a theology teacher at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda. I draw on the wisdom of DSPT professors in my work: I use what I learned from Sr. Barbara Green, OP when I teach the Old Testament. I drew on the teachings of Fr. Michael Morris, OP as I designed a course entitled Religious Themes in Film and Literature.

My greatest joy is to teach Christian morality. I guide students to explore the questions that are the most fundamental to who they are. I invited two Dominican friars to my class to speak about living the virtue of chastity from a religious perspective. I knew these studies were fruitful when I heard from the cheer leading coach that the girls were talking about the class and said, 'Hey, they were right!' That is my Dominican education at work." - Michele Johnson, MA Theology