Bardstreet is the workshop of Gwen Adams, PhD

At Bardstreet, we draw on Catholic theology and the best resources from philosophy, humanities, psychology, and social science
to develop practical tools
for building Christian Culture,
forming strong parishes, priests, schools, and families,
and helping people navigate life’s pilgrimage.

Gwen Adams, PhD
What I Do

Teacher & Speaker

I offer courses, workshops, and talks, tailored for seminaries, parishes, parents, educators, and young adults, on

Theology and culture

Priestly formation and vocations

Catholic Identity

Prayer and self-worth

Creativity, love, and suffering


Connecting faith to daily life, I

Develop curriculum and write for middle-grades, high-school, and college

Write articles for journals and magazines

Develop resources and draft copy for Catholic apostolates

Project Sherpa

Helping people reach the peak of significant ventures, I

Mentor graduate
students completing theses

Edit/proofread book projects
and academic writing

Coordinate events
for thinkers and makers


Dr. Gwen Adams earned her PhD at the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, UK, and an MA in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas, MN. She is experienced in a number of apostolic and academic endeavors, having served as a youth minister, farm intern, diocesan marriage tribunal advocate, mentor of Catholic undergraduate households, and teacher on the middle-school, high-school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. She is Writer-in-Residence at St. Boniface Catholic Church.