Jean Marie Hiesberger is a religious educator who has given keynote addresses and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, and Jamaica. She has lectured at six Catholic universities and is the author of numerous articles, books, and several catechetical programs. Her work in the Church has included the role of teacher, parish staff person, editor at Paulist Press, and director of the Institute for Pastoral Life, a leadership training center for eighty dioceses. She conducts days of reflection and staff development for religious and not-for-profit groups. Her book Dealing with Conflict and Anger is published by Jesuit Rockhurst University's National Seminars Press. Her latest book, Fostering Leadership Skills in Ministry: A Parish Handbook, was recently published by Liguori Publications.