Introducing Anna Bockheim, new Admissions Advocate for Catholic Schools

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Please join us in welcoming Anna Bockheim to the Office of Catholic Schools as the newest Admissions Advocate. Anna began her role on December 13. 

“We are blessed to have Anna join our team here at the diocese. Her language skills and appreciation for Catholic education will serve our schools and prospective families well,” said Dave Faber, superintendent of Catholic schools. “We are eager to hear her insights and get a fresh perspective for reaching into our diverse community.”

Anna is a 2021 graduate of Grand Valley State University having majored in Spanish and Chinese. While on Grand Valley’s campus, Anna was an active participant and youth group member at St. Luke's University Parish. Prior to her undergraduate studies, she attended Forest Hills Public Schools and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School where her mom is the Director of Music. 

Anna shares, "I am very excited to be part of our admissions team, advocating for the blessings that a Catholic education can provide our families and community. It feels amazing to be able to give back to the network of schools that gave me the building blocks of faith and education to carry me throughout my life."


Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,000 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.