Jerrol Leitner holds an M.A. in Theology from St. John University, Collegeville, MN; and an M.A. in English from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. He is retired from 40 years of teaching English and Theology at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, where he was the English Department chair. Currently, Jerry is on the faculty at Common Ground, a center for inquiry in culture, spirituality, and literature in Deerfield, IL, and is a frequent speaker on topics in spirituality, world religions, and literature