logo logo

Elizabeth-Anne Vanek

Elizabeth-Anne Vanek, British English language and spirituality educator, minister. Recipient Community Service award AARP, The Beverly Review, 1989. Member American Counseling Association, Spiritual Directors International.


  • Vanek, Elizabeth-Anne was born on December 21, 1951 in Hampshire, England. Came to the United States, 1974. Daughter of Alexander and Lilian (Zammit-Tabona) Stewart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Royal University of Malta, 1973. Master of Arts summa cum laude, DePaul University, 1976. Doctor of Ministry, Graduate Theological Foundation, 1989.

      Certified spiritual direction, Claret Center, Chicago, 1989.


    • English instructor DePaul University, Chicago, 1986-1990, joint appointment with English Department and university ministry, 1990-1994, joint appointment w/religious studies department/university ministry, since 1994. Teaching fellow Graduate Theological Foundation, since 1994. Part-time instructor Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1975-1979, DePaul University, 1976-1980, 82-86.

      Freelance writer, editor, workshop leader, public speaker, retreat leader, since 1979. Part-time poetry instructor Express-Ways Children's Museum, Chicago, 1984-1986. Adjunct faculty member graduate religious studies Mundelein College, Chicago, 1986-1991.

      Poet consultant liturgical psalter International Commission on English in the Liturgy, Washington, 1986-1992. Founder, director The Writer's Desk, Chicago, 1979-1986.


    • Image Guidance and Healing
    • Through a variety of case studies the author illustrates how image guidance can help persons understand the roots of their illness, addictions or disabilities, live in harmony with themselves, and find a measure of relief.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member American Counseling Association, Spiritual Directors International.



    Writing, travel, swimming, gardening.


    • Married James Anthony Vanek, December 22, 1973. Children: Peter, Alexia.
    • father: Alexander Stewart
    • mother: Lilian (Zammit-Tabona) Stewart
    • spouse: James Anthony Vanek
    • children: Peter Vanek
    • Alexia Vanek
    See on larger map
    Born December 21, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1973
      Royal University of Malta
    • 1976
      DePaul University
    • 1989
      Graduate Theological Foundation
    • 1989
      Claret Center
    • 1986 - 1990
      English instructor, DePaul University
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1990 - 1994
      English instructor, DePaul University
    • 1994
      English instructor, DePaul University
    • 1994
      teaching fellow, Graduate Theological Foundation