About the CHTI

The Catholic Hospitality Training Institute is an outreach of St. Paul Evangelization Ministries which also oversees St. Paul Street Evangelization and Basic Evangelization Training. Our apostolate serves to help Catholics go into the world and serve as a bridge of trust from the public square into the local parish. With over 170 public teams throughout the world the need for parish hospitality training became apparent. These courses result in practical, hands on experience in customer service and hospitality for parish staff and key volunteers. Each person can be an open door to Jesus Christ and through great hospitality we know that the opportunity for evangelization and discipleship are greatly increased.

The CHTI is a new outreach, officially launching in August of 2015 with test courses in local diocesan offices starting in April 2015. You can register now for training in your own area starting in September 2015.



Sheri Wohlfert

Program Specialist, Catholic Hospitality Training Institute

Sheri is a veteran motivational humorist who combines her huge sense of humor and her deep love of God into presentations that leave the audience laughing, thinking, praying and finding God’s fingerprints in all corners of life! Sheri is married to Dave and they live on a small farm in Westphalia, Michigan.  They have three young adult children Kevin, Jason and Shannon.  Sheri teaches at St. Mary’s elementary school in Westphalia, Michigan and has been involved in speaking and ministry for over 20 years.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education from Emporia State University in Emporia Kansas and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Sheri’s approach to spreading the Gospel message is very down to earth, practical and easy to understand.  She weaves God’s word and truth in with the challenges and celebrations of daily life, tosses it up with a great scoop of humor and rounds out the message with a careful look at our sinfulness and sends the crowd off with some practical things to do that will bring about a closer relationship with our Loving Father.


Adam Janke

Program Director, St. Paul Evangelization Ministries

After converting to Catholicism from biblical fundamentalism, Adam obtained his BA in Theology and Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville. While working for 7 years as a full time Director of Religious Education and Coordinator of Youth Ministry, he also obtained his Masters in Theology from Franciscan.  He has been active not only in parish ministry, but also serves as a team member for Lansing 40 Days for Life and diocesan coordinator of the National March for Life.  Adam has been featured on EWTN Television and Radio, Catholic Answers Live, the Radio Maria Network, The Son Rise Morning Show, The Mike Allen Show, as well as in several Catholic news publications. He resides in Michigan with his wife and four children. Adam is a proud member of the Catholic Speakers Bureau, CMG Booking.