Meet Our Team
Robyn Lee, Editor
Robyn was named editor of RTJ's Creative Catechist in June 2013. She was previously managing editor for Faith & Family magazine and currently serves as the managing editor for Catholic Digest magazine. She received her undergraduate degree from Christendom College in Philosophy and received her master’s in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Apostles College. She is currently studying for her post master's certificate in Theology. She has been teaching confirmation prep for more than 10 years.
Jeff McCall, Art Director
Jeff has been the art director for all of the Bayard Publishing Group since 2002. He is also the Creative Director for Twenty-Third Publications. He has 22 years experience designing books and magazines for the Catholic catechetical community and 14 years as Art Director of Religion Teacher’s Journal, now RTJ's Creative Catechist.
Paul Bourque, Production Director
Paul joined Bayard Publishing Group which includes Catholic Digest, Today's Parish, Living with Christ, and RTJ's Creative Catechist as a consultant in 2002. He became Production Manager in 2005 and was promoted to Production Director in 2009. He brings to Bayard many years of experience in printing, publishing, and pre-press.
Val Westrate, Circulation Director
After joining Catholic Digest in 1999, Val assumed the role of Circulation Manager for all the U.S.-based magazines in 2007 and was named Circulation Director in 2008. Valerie oversees circulation fulfillment for five magazine titles.
Sue Lachapelle, Advertising Account Executive
Sue came to Bayard after working at Circle Media as a media consultant where she sold advertising for the National Catholic Register, Faith & Family magazine and a host of websites. As an experienced advertising professional who understands the Catholic marketplace, Sue can assist you in creating integrated marketing campaigns that include Catholic Digest, RTJ's Creative Catechist and our websites.