About uS

Years ago, we had a dream to bring fun, whimsy, and pleasure to Catholic children’s literature, while retaining solid catechesis and authentic beauty in each book.

As parents, we wanted our children to fall in love with Jesus, the saints, and the Church through the joy of reading about them. With graduate degrees in theology, we also knew we wanted to avoid watering anything down. Our children have such a great capacity for knowing God and His truths (God Himself placed that desire and capacity in their hearts and minds)!

What a gift that the Creator and God of the Universe has entrusted us – mothers and fathers, grandparents and godparents, teachers and relatives – with His little souls, the greatest in His Kingdom. We hope that these children’s books help you in forming your children into the disciples and saints God made them to be.

These are the books we wished we had for our kids. We are so blessed they now exist and we can share them with you, too!

Meet the Creators

Katie Warner, Author / Editor

Katie Warner is a Catholic homeschooling mom and the author of the First Faith Treasury children’s books. She holds a graduate degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute, where she and Meg met.

In fleeting moments of spare time, Katie writes for the National Catholic Register, manages KatieWarner.com, helps others home to the Church through Catholics Come Home, speaks at parishes and conferences, and has authored books and prayer journals for adults, too.

Katie lives in Georgia with her husband and fellow book-loving children.

Meg Whalen, Illustrator / Art Director

Meg Whalen has illustrated several First Faith Treasury books, including This is the Church and Father Ben Gets Ready for Mass.

Like Katie, Meg holds a graduate degree in theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver. She wrote her thesis on the children’s book as a tool for the New Evangelization, and she hopes the stories and illustrations in the First Faith Treasury books will help the littlest Catholics to fall in love with the beauty of their faith.

Meg lives in Florida with her husband and children where she spends most of her time chasing her toddlers and illustrating books.

Amy Rodriguez, Illustrator

Amy Rodriguez is a digital artist and children’s book illustrator based in sunny Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Animation and immediately began working in art licensing and children’s publishing.

Amy creates bold and colorful illustrations that bring a smile to your face. Her style is bright and beautiful with vibrant colors and rich textures. Amy seeks to spread joy and share the beauty of the Catholic faith through her art. Her work can be viewed at amyrodriguezart.com.

Leah Pumfrey, Illustrator

Leah Pumfrey is a digital and traditional artist based out of Southwestern Ontario, Canada. She recently graduated from Sheridan’s Bachelor of Animation program and has worked as both a children’s book illustrator and background painter for television.

Leah’s attention to background design enhances the characters’ world and draws the reader into the story. She especially enjoys combining her love of the Catholic faith with her illustrations. More of her work can be found at leahpumfrey.com.

Gwyneth Sawicki

Gwyneth Sawicki, Social Media Coordinator

Gwynn hails from the Midwest, but has been living in the South for more than three years.

After graduating from Christendom College in Front Royal, VA, with a degree in Liberal Arts and Philosophy, she turned her attention to the world of event coordinating, social media managing, and photography. She loves working with the First Faith Treasury team and how these books provide faithful, artful, and engaging experiences for little ones!

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