Staff Member: Jackie Koop
Coordinator of Religious Education
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Jackie Koop, the Coordinator of Religious Education for St. Barbara Parish, has been in this position since 1988. Jackie not only supervises the preschool through eighth grade religious education program for Catholic students from our parish who attend public schools, but also ensures that the faculty serving these students are fully qualified to teach according to diocesan guidelines. She is responsible for overseeing the preparation of students for the celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Jackie also supervises the Summer Vacation Bible School in late June each year. She is a member of the St. Barbara Board of Total Catholic Education, Worship Committee, Parish Council, and Holy Dames. Jackie and her husband, Jim, have served as St. Barbara chairpersons for the Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal since its inception over twenty-five years ago. They are proud of their two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. When time allows in their busy lives, Jackie and Jim both are avid sports fans and world travelers.