Meet The Team
Christopher West, M.T.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 OF PHILADELPHIA
Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila
ARCHBISHOP OF DENVER
Most Reverend Gregory Aymond
ARCHBISHOP OF NEW ORLEANS
Most Reverend Robert Baker
BISHOP OF BIRMINGHAM
His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins
ARCHBISHOP OF TORONTO
Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham
BISHOP OF SYRACUSE
Most Reverend John M. Dougherty
D.D., V.G. AUXILIARY BISHOP EMERITUS OF SCRANTON
Most Reverend Victor Galeone
BISHOP EMERITUS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE
Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez
ARCHBISHOP OF LOS ANGELES
Most Reverend Alfred C. Hughes
ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF NEW ORLEANS
Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz
ARCHBISHOP OF LOUISVILLE
Most Reverend William E. Lori
ARCHBISHOP OF BALTIMORE
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann
ARCHBISHOP OF KANSAS CITY
Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades
BISHOP OF FORT WAYNE-SOUTH BEND
His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali
ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF PHILADELPHIA