Our Staff

Living with Christ is created and produced by Bayard, Inc., Worcester, MA. Sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption.

Provincial: Fr. Chi Ai Nguyen, A.A.


Terence Hegarty, editor

Terence Hegarty has served as the editor of Living with Christ since 2020. Prior to that, he served as editor of Bayard’s Living Faith Daily Catholic Devotions. He has been in Catholic publishing for more than 25 years, serving for many years as a television, newspaper, and on-line reporter and editor for the communications office of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Terence received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from UMass Amherst. He and his wife live in Massachusetts, as do the five grown children with which they have been blessed. Terence and his wife are also greatly appreciating the joys of grand-parenthood.

Email:  terence.hegarty@bayard-inc.com



David Dziena, publisher

David Dziena is Vice President of Publishing for Bayard, Inc. as well as Publisher for Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard. He has also served as Executive Editor and Parish Projects Manager with Our Sunday Visitor and has served as an editorial manager for other religious publishers, working in Catholic publishing for more than two decades. He has led Confirmation workshops, retreats, and catechist formation classes. David is the co-author of the Catholic Prayer Book for the Separated and Divorced (OSV); Our Catholic Family: Activities, Conversations, and Prayer for Sharing Faith at Home (Pflaum); and was the general editor for Singing Our Faith, Second Edition: Leader’s and Catechist’s Manual (GIA).

David graduated from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Fine Arts and Religious Studies. He also received a Masters in Pastoral Theology from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, ME. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Gloria, and has four children.

Email:  david.dziena@bayard-inc.com



Janina Shook Silvestri, contributing editor
Janina joined the editorial team at Bayard, Inc. in 2010 and served as the editor of Living with Christ, Exploring the Sunday Readings (and the Spanish edition, Para Meditar), the Living with Christ Sunday Missal, and the Living with Christ Sunday Missal for Young Catholics from 2015-2020. She holds a Master of Arts degree in history, focusing on religion and spirituality during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.