Religious Education

Religious Education at Christ the King provides you and your children with the opportunity to develop your relationship with God in the context of a Catholic community. Religious Education at Christ the King is for everyone from the “cradle to the grave.” The programs provide opportunities for everyone to grow deeper in the Faith and push forward the mission of the parish and the wider Church.

Religious Education also includes our help for those who are not Catholic but are interested in pursuing a relationship with the Roman Catholic Church. We do that through evangelism, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children, and by helping new Catholics get deeper into our parish life (the Neophyte year).

Religious Education also encompasses grades 1-6, including substantive and vibrant First Penance and First Eucharist programs. We provide Liturgy of the Word for Children on Sundays for ages 3-5 and grades K-2. Religious Education at CTK also includes Baptism preparation for the parents of infants.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year has begun! Confirmation classes begin on September 13, 2020. Wednesday classes begin on September 16, 2020. For more information, including links to register online, please go to the Youth Education page.

For more information about a particular program or age group, click the appropriate link below:

Youth Education

A1:8 Youth Discipleship

Catechist Formation

John Hoving, Director of Youth Discipleship

John ( is the Director of Youth Discipleship for Christ the King. In addition to overseeing all Youth Discipleship programs, he cares for the Confirmation and High School-age youth through evangelism, catechesis, and social and outreach opportunities. He, his wife, Julia, and their six (now eight!) children moved to the area to join Christ the King in 2016. In addition to his responsibilities in Youth Discipleship, John is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Susan Perrier, Assistant Director of Youth Discipleship

Susan ( considers it a great honor to serve the parish as Assistant Director of Youth Discipleship. She made her way to Michigan in 1999 after earning an MA in Theology at Franciscan University and an MA in Educational Ministries at Wheaton College. Married to Kevin in 2000, the next years were focused primarily on raising their three wonderful children. After Barbara Morgan returned to Christ the King to be the DRE, Susan joined her catechist training track and began teaching 1st grade religious education. It was an amazing privilege to do that for seven years, to be trained as a level 1 catechist for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and to volunteer at Vacation Bible School. Susan is very appreciative of all the highly gifted folks who serve the parish in our youth discipleship ministries and takes very seriously her role of supporting them. She most especially loves to see the amazing ways that baptismal grace flowers in the lives of children when they encounter the Lord and ponder His ways. She is nuts about gardening and also enjoys cooking, sewing and visits with her husband and kids to her home-state of Ohio.

Lauren Sauter, Administrative Assistant for Youth Discipleship

Lauren ( was a 1st Grade catechist at the parish but now serves as the administrative assistant for Youth Discipleship programs. Lauren grew up in the parish of Christ the King and is happy to be serving there as the Administrative Assistant for Youth Discipleship. She and her husband, Mark, have young children, so Lauren works part-time and mostly from home, which is why you won’t find her in the office most days. E-mail is the best way to get in touch with her, but if you’d like her phone number, just ask!