Meet Our Team

  • Danielle Bean, Editor-in-Chief

    Danielle Bean, a mother of eight, is editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest and Faith & Family Live. She is author of My Cup of Tea, Mom to Mom Day to Day, and most recently Small Steps for Catholic Moms. Read her personal blog at or follow her on Twitter.

  • Paul Bourque, Production Director

    Paul joined Catholic Digest as a consultant in 2002. He became Production Manager in 2005 and was promoted to Production Director in 2009. He has fifteen years of experience in printing, publishing, and pre-press.

  • 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 the Creative Catechist--A Religion Teacher's Journal.

  • Valerie Westrate, Circulation Director

    Valerie joined the staff of Catholic Digest as Financial Controller in 1999. She became Circulation Manager in 2007 and was named Circulation Director in 2008. Valerie oversees circulation for the entire magazine group, which includes 5 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 (when it was owned by Circle Media) 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, Faith & Family, and our websites.

  • Rebecca Teti,