Rita E. Cutarelli is a product of Catholic education, from attending kindergarten in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, through graduate school in the San Francisco Bay area. She has a master of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology and a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco's Program in Catholic Educational Leadership. For over 15 years, she has served as an educator in Catholic schools, with the majority of her time focused on secondary education. Rita has taught religion in elementary school, high school religious studies, and Spanish, and has worked in campus ministry. In addition, she has done national and diocesan workshops and presentations related to campus ministry, the Gospels, and the Sacraments.
Currently she is serving as the director of campus ministry at Mercy High School, San Francisco.