Meet The Team

Christopher West

Christopher West

President and Senior Lecturer

As one of its founders, Christopher has served the TOB Institute in various capacities since 2004: as the leading faculty member, as a board member, a research fellow, and a curriculum advisor. He was appointed President in 2018. His global lecturing, best-selling books, multiple audio and video programs, and popular podcast (co-hosted by his wife Wendy) have made him one of the world’s most recognized teachers of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Of all his titles and roles, however, he is most proud to call himself a devoted husband and father.

Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Vice President

Since 2010 Jason has served as Christopher’s closest collaborator in overseeing the global mission and outreach of spreading St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. He has a passion for drawing people closer to the heart of Christ and has been doing so since the early 1990s as a youth and young adult minister, a seminarian, a worship leader, a speaker throughout the United States and abroad, and, most importantly, as a husband and father of five.

Jen Settle

Jen Settle

Director of Programs

Jen has been part of the Institute since 2008 serving as Certification Course Manager and Managing Director. She now serves as the Director of Programs for the Internship, Certification, and Clergy Enrichment Programs. She teaches TOB throughout the country. In 2017, Jen became a Consecrated Virgin in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and credits Theology of the Body as integral to discerning and forming her in her vocation.

Bill Donaghy

Bill Donaghy

Senior Lecturer and Content Specialist

Having worked in mission, evangelization, and education since the early 1990s, Bill joined faculty of the TOB Institute in 2010 and became a full-time member of the team as content specialist in 2013. With a background in visual arts, philosophy, and systematic theology, he has given talks and retreats to bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and the lay faithful throughout the country and internationally. Bill is the co-author with Chris Stefanick of the popular program RISE: 30 Day Challenge for Men and is a proud husband and father of four.

Bill Howard

Bill Howard

Media Director

Prior to bringing his media skills to the full-time promotion of TOB in 2015, Bill spent nearly two decades as an award-winning editor and writer in the Catholic Press and served two terms on the Catholic Press Association Board of Directors. He also brings his extensive experience as an organizer of pilgrimages to the TOB Institute’s regular trips to holy sites around the world.

Mike Mangione

Mike Mangione

Director of Events

Mike is a professional Americana/folk/blues musician who has toured the world both as a solo artist and with his bands Mike Mangione & the Union and Mike Mangione & the Kin. He’s been sharing the gift of his music at TOB Institute courses and events since 2008 and is co-creator with Christopher West and Jason Clark of the Institute’s premier live event Made for More. He is also host of the acclaimed podcast Time & the Mystery and a proud husband and father of three.   

Troy Norman

Troy Norman

Data Management Specialist

Since graduating from the University of Vermont in 2012, Troy has been on fire for the mission of the Church. He worked for the Development Office at the Diocese of Burlington and then, after working for the Theology of the Body Institute for two years, entered seminary for Burlington. After discerning out of seminary, Troy worked as a Children’s Book Editor for Pauline Books & Media in Boston. He has returned to the Institute to take up the role of Data Management Specialist.

 

Michele Sankus

Michele Sankus

Products & Resources Support

Michele is the front line for many of our e-commerce and membership communications and needs. If you have received a resource from our online store or have had membership questions you’ve likely been blessed by Michele’s caring heart and devotion to this mission.

Elizabeth Busby

Elizabeth Busby

Prayer Team Coordinator

Intercessory prayer is at the heart and foundation of all we do as a ministry. We place all our intentions as a ministry as well as those intentions we regularly receive from people around the world into the loving womb of Mary. Elizabeth coordinates and communicates these prayer needs and requests with our global prayer network.

EPISCOPAL ADVISORS

Theology of the Body Institute proudly receives endorsements from esteemed clergy members worldwide. Episcopal Advisors recognize the essential value of Theology of the Body and publically approve Theology of the Body Institute’s mission through their partnerships.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, chairman

Archbishop Charles Chaput, chairman

ARCHBISHOP OF PHILADELPHIA

Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila

Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila

ARCHBISHOP OF DENVER

Most Reverend Gregory Aymond

Most Reverend Gregory Aymond

ARCHBISHOP OF NEW ORLEANS

Most Reverend Robert Baker

Most Reverend Robert Baker

BISHOP OF BIRMINGHAM

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

ARCHBISHOP OF TORONTO

Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham

Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham

BISHOP OF SYRACUSE

Most Reverend John M. Dougherty

Most Reverend John M. Dougherty

D.D., V.G. AUXILIARY BISHOP EMERITUS OF SCRANTON

Most Reverend Victor Galeone

Most Reverend Victor Galeone

BISHOP EMERITUS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE

Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez

Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez

ARCHBISHOP OF LOS ANGELES

Most Reverend Alfred C. Hughes

Most Reverend Alfred C. Hughes

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF NEW ORLEANS

Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz

Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz

ARCHBISHOP OF LOUISVILLE

Most Reverend William E. Lori

Most Reverend William E. Lori

ARCHBISHOP OF BALTIMORE

Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann

Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann

ARCHBISHOP OF KANSAS CITY

Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades

Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades

BISHOP OF FORT WAYNE-SOUTH BEND

His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali

His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF PHILADELPHIA

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