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Elizabeth-Anne Vanek

educator , minister

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.


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.


book Image Guidance: A Tool for Spiritual Direction book Image Guidance and Healing


Member American Counseling Association, Spiritual Directors International.


  • Other Interests

    Writing, travel, swimming, gardening.


Married James Anthony Vanek, December 22, 1973. Children: Peter, Alexia.

Alexander Stewart

Lilian (Zammit-Tabona) Stewart

James Anthony Vanek

Peter Vanek

Alexia Vanek