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These highly interactive, engaging, and convenient adult theology courses are designed for the adult student who desires to know God, love God, and serve God in this life in order to be happy with Him in the next. Class size is limited to ensure maximum learning and faith formation as well as providing an environment for students to learn with and from each other in discussion and relationship as the course progresses. Courses are one session per week. Holy Owned and Operated currently offers three course semesters per year. Some courses may qualify for certification or continuing education credit within your diocese.

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  1. Theresa Keilers

    Theresa Keilers (verified owner)

    The Revelation of Christ in Scripture class was truly a revelation into the deep connection between the Old and New Testaments. God’s plan revealed to us through out salvation history. I would highly recommend taking a class from Professor Cowles, her teaching style is personal and informative, you leave each evening as if you were sitting and talking with friends.

    Theresa Keilers
    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
    Fayetteville, Texas

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  • Week 1: An Introduction to the Basics
  • Week 2: Desire for God
  • Week 3: Natural Revelation
  • Week 4: Divine Revelation
  • Week 5: The Transmission of Divine Revelation
  • Week 6: Divine Inspiration
  • Week 7: How Was the Bible Put Together?
  • Week 8: Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church
  • Week 9: Authentic Interpretation of Scripture
  • Week 10: The Bible in Relation to Science and History
  • Week 11: Introduction to the Old and New Testaments
  • Week 12: Covenants in the Bible
  • Week 13: The Gospels’ Central Place in Scripture
  • Week 14: The Gospel of John


The learner is responsible for reading the assignments prior to class so as to be able to participate fully in class discussions and activities. Attendance at class is expected. Community is part of who we are as human beings and Catholics, so class discussion and interactive activities are a core process of learning and assimilating the material. The learner can expect the instructors to be well-prepared, on time and communicative regarding any changes to the curriculum or schedule, and available for follow-up clarification of lessons.

Class Discussion Forum

Each class has a private discussion forum and exclusive page for conversation, notes, and follow-up information. This is hosted by Holy Owned and Operated on the web site and is available for registered students of that class only.

Class Recordings

Classes are recorded and made available within 24 hours of the end of the class for that week. These videos are posted exclusively for registered students on the class page.

Professor Beth Cowles, MACE, DRE, CRE

Mama | HOO™ Co-Founder, Director of Faith Formation, and Lead Catechist

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Professor Beth Cowles, MACE, DRE, CRE

Beth grew up in a loving Catholic/Episcopalian family. Her father is Catholic, and her mother was Episcopalian until 2015, when she entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Beth attended Catholic School from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and the public high school as there was no local Catholic High School. She joined the high school youth group (CYO) at a local parish and became involved on a retreat team that put on the Confirmation retreat for the local teens. She attended Texas A&M University and became involved with the college ministry at St. Mary’s in College Station as a lector and in Aggie Awakening. While at Texas A&M she met Kristofer. They were married three months after she graduated.

Beth worked as a full- and part-time science and math teacher in public, private, and parochial schools for several years before entering ministry fulltime in 2010 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas. She was hired as the Coordinator of Elementary Religious Education (CRE) and promoted to DRE, and also served a two-year stint as the high school youth minister from 2012 to 2014. While the parish’s only fulltime professional Faith Formation minister, Beth trained scores of catechists, taught Sacramental Preparation classes to hundreds of parish families, led the RCIA Adapted for Children, and coordinated countless retreats and multigenerational programs, events, rites and gatherings for the Faith Formation programs. For eight years she was the deanery representative for the DREs to the Diocese of Austin, and for much of her tenure she taught diocesan sponsored classes and mentored parish catechetical leaders both informally and formally. Beth is an authorized presenter for the Austin Diocese.

Beth has written and produced six original Vacation Bible School curricula, a middle school retreat entitled FAR OUT: Faith and Reason Outdoor Unity Tour, and thousands of articles and other material to assist catechists and parents reach their full potential as “echoers” of the faith and the first educators of the Faith in their families.

Professor Cowles earned her Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization (MACE) in December 2019 from Franciscan University of Steubenville while working full-time. She works with the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan as a mentor and task-writer for their online workshops. In Summer 2020, she was named an Adjunct Professor of Theology for Franciscan University.

Beth was “downsized” in March of 2020 from her work at the parish, and on Palm Sunday two weeks later she and Kristofer launched Holy Owned and Operated, a project they had been working on for a year, to better serve the needs of families seeking to know The Lord better through quality Catholic faith formation, in support of the domestic church and in full communion with the Holy See and Magisterium.

Kristofer and Beth have been married since 1996 and have home schooled their children (The Boyz) for twenty-one years.



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The Revelation of Christ in Scripture - High School

Winter/Spring 2022

This class is offered to high school students (and their parents!) for credit and non-credit.


Course questions

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Is this a live class or recorded?

Theology classes meet live online once a week that last one hour. Recordings are made available to student who are absent. Class attendance is expected.

What time is class and how will we meet?

Class is Thursdays 7:00-8:00PM (Central Time). Classes meet via Zoom. If you cannot attend this time, and if you have at least 5 other friends who have another time in mind, contact us and we may be able to create another section.

What does tuition cover?

Tuition covers the cost of Professor Cowles’ time in planning, teaching, and evaluating any assignments and giving helpful, constructive feedback, knowledge and wisdom as can be expected from her extensive experience, training, and education. Tuition does not cover the cost of required books or optional textbooks. If you would like to have the textbooks, which Professor Cowles highly recommends, you will need to order and purchase those directly from the publisher, Sophia Institute Press. Upon registration you will receive a preliminary email from Professor Cowles with links to those books.