Steve Picard holds an M.A. in Theology from Loyola Marymount University, and has many years of parish volunteer experience in various ministries, including music, liturgy, Confirmation preparation, and adult faith formation. His primary theological interest is the study of Sacred Scripture, and the implementation of successful strategies for increasing biblical literacy in the Catholic parish. He has coordinated the scripture study program at St. Jerome Parish in Los Angeles for 15 years, and holds certification from the LA Catholic Bible Institute–a 3-year formation program administered by the LA Archdiocese Office of Religious Education and Loyola Marymount. In 2010 he joined the CBI organizing team and assists in the training of parish bible study facilitators for the LA Archdiocese. He has been an involved member of St. Jerome Parish since 1983.