Rich Harter is the Director of the St. John Paul II Office for the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, where his primary mission areas are evangelization, disciple-making, marriage, and family life. He holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee. Rich serves on the Archbishop's Cabinet and is a teacher in the Deacon and Seminary Formation Programs. He is one of the co-authors of the recently self-published book, Encounter Christ: Growing in the Heart and Habits of Discipleship. Rich is the concept designer and content writer for the Bluemound Graphics yearly parish evangelization calendar, and is a popular speaker, retreat facilitator, and mission leader. Rich has worked as a full-time lay minister, in a variety of pastoral roles, for the past 38 years.