Dr Jan Grajczonek is Adjunct Professor, the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. Before being appointed to this position, Jan had been Senior Lecturer and Director of Religious Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane Campus from 2000 to 2015. Between the years 1978 and 1999, Jan had been a teacher and Assistant Principal Religious Education in Catholic primary schools in the Cairns, Toowoomba and Brisbane Dioceses. She has also held the position of Kindergarten Director. Her research interests are religious education in early childhood and primary school, young children’s spirituality and using children’s literature in the religious education.