The Theology of the Body staff, advisors, and board members are faithful Catholics dedicated to Theology of the Body and the New Evangelization. This dynamic group upholds and promotes the vibrant message of Theology of the Body to a culture that longs for real love and purpose. With professional integrity and personal spiritual renewal, the Theology of the Body Institute looks for fresh, creative, and effective ways to spread this teaching with joy.
Jen is currently serving as Managing Director of the Theology of the Body Institute. She has been part of TOBI since 2008 in various capacities, including Certification Course Manager and Director of Programs for the Internship, Certification, and Clergy Enrichment Programs. She has Bachelor and Master degrees in Theology and Parish Ministry from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Jen worked in religious education and adult faith formation for 15 years before joining the TOBI staff, teaching Theology of the Body throughout the country.
Bill completed the Theology of the Body Institute Speakers Training program in 2005, Head & Heart Immersion Course in 2006. He is a Theology of the Body Institute Certification Program instructor, international speaker, and curriculum specialist. Bill worked in mission, evangelization, and education, and has a background in visual arts, philosophy, and systematic theology. He can also juggle almost any three objects.
Carrie joined Theology of the Body Institute as the Liturgical Coordinator in 2007, and became the Educational Program Assistant and On-Site Clergy Events Manager in 2011. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Spanish, has worked in youth ministry, and taught Theology of the Body to Catholic and Evangelical adults and teens. Carrie once shaved her head, and enjoys calligraphy.
Nora volunteered for Theology of the Body Institute in 2013, and became the Executive Assistant to Damon Owens and Office Manager in 2014. Formerly, she coordinated the St. Elizabeth School childcare program, and helped with high school youth group and bible study for St. Elizabeth Parish in Upper Uwchlan, PA. Nora enjoys roller coasters, and lived in Hawaii for three years.
Emma Moran has been a graphic designer and writer for more than ten years. Her career path led her to dive into email marketing and social media management, marketing, and advertising for more than five years before starting her own business. She was most recently the director of a marketing and communications department where she re-branded all internal collateral and oversaw and developed print and digital advertisements, press releases, magazines, annual reports, and the marketing materials for a $10M capital campaign. Emma received bachelor’s degrees in both design and marketing as well as a Master of Business Administration from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Bill Donaghy speaks nationally and internationally on Theology of the Body and the New Evangelization. He founded missionmoment.org, a speaking ministry, and has a background in education and missionary work. Bill holds an Associate’s Degree in Visual Arts, a B.A in Philosophy, and M.A. in Systematic Theology.
Fr. Timothy Gallagher is an ordained a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, for which he spent two years as provincial. He taught at Saint John’s Seminary and Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, in Massachusetts, and did formation work for 12 years. Fr. Gallagher received his Ph.D. from the Gregorian University and has written six books on the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
John Grabowski, Ph.D. teaches Moral Theology and is the Director of Moral Theology/Ethics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He has served as Associate Dean for the Graduate Studies School of Theology and Religious Studies, and theological advisor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Marriage and Family. Dr. Grabowski and his wife were appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Council for the Family.
John M. Haas, Ph.D. is the President of The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, PA. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dr. Haas to the governing council of the Pontifical Academy for Life, and as a Consulter to the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers. He also taught college and graduate level Theology.
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King’s College, in New York City. He regularly contributes to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and wrote more than 67 books including: Handbook for Christian Apologetics, Fundamentals of the Faith, and Three Philosophies of Life.
Janet E. Smith, Ph.D. holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is an acclaimed author, regular columnist and blogger, and has appeared on various television shows. More than two million copies of her talk, “Contraception: Why Not” have been distributed.
Fr. Mark Toups is a priest for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, where he serves the diocese as Director of Seminarians. He works with the Institute for Priestly Formation, specializing in communications, development, and spiritual direction.
Christopher West is a renowned educator, best-selling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian who specializes in making Theology of the Body accessible to a wide audience. He also founded The Cor Project, a non-profit global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through the New Evangelization.
Angela Franks, Ph.D., has a doctorate in theology and an M.A. in philosophy. She is a full-time professor at the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John’s Seminary. Angela is in demand as a speaker, author, and teacher. She is the author of Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility (2005) and contributed a chapter to Women, Sex, and the Church (2010). Her latest book is Contraception and Catholicism (2013). She writes and speaks on abortion, eugenics, the theology of the body, marriage, contraception, and feminism, among other topics. She blogs at http://angelafranks.com. She lives with her family in Boston.
Peter J. Colosi, PhD is assistant professor of philosophy at Salve Regina University in Newport RI. From 2009 – 2015 he was assistant/associate professor of moral theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA. From 1999 – 2007 he was instructor/assistant professor of philosophy for Franciscan University of Steubenville at their program in Gaming, Austria. He earned his BS in mathematics from Franciscan University, an MA in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University, and his MPhil and PhD from the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein. His website is www.peterjcolosi.com. Since 2007 he has been organizing, with friends in Europe, a series of International Symposia on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. All of the Symposia talks can be viewed at www.tobinternationalsymposia.com.