"In creating Adam and Eve different from each other, God made it possible for them to be made for each other and marriage was born. Our culture depends on marriage but our marriages depend on living in union with God’s plan. Come join us as we explore the beauty and the bliss that God intends for marriage and family."
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Dr. Chris Stravitsch is Co-Founder of the St. John Paul II Foundation and Director of the Legacy Circle. He has a passion for creating new ministries that meet today's most pressing needs, especially the pastoral needs of couples and families. Dr. Stravitsch earned a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, where he focused his research on the spiritual formation of spouses and families. He earned a dual degree in Pastoral Counseling from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, which consisted of an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, and he earned a B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate, an apostolate which serves parishes by providing onsite Catholic counseling services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Stravitsch and his wife, Sarah, reside in Katy, Texas, with their five children.
Bonnie L. Engstrom is a writer, baker, speaker, and homemaker. She is a regular contributor at Blessed Is She, a frequent radio and podcast guest, and an old school blogger. Bonnie is the co-author of the Blessed Is She study Mystery. Her new book, titled 61 Minutes to a Miracle: The True Story of a Family's Devotion, tells the story of her son's miracle which was approved by the Vatican for the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen. 61 Minutes to a Miracle will be available in September 2019. Bonnie lives with her husband and eight children in Illinois.
Jim Beckman serves as the Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He has been involved with Diocesan and parish ministry, evangelization and leadership development for more than 30 years. A graduate from Franciscan University in 1987, and the Augustine Institute in 2010, Jim has served in various roles of leadership for national, regional and local ministry ever since. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and has a great love for the Church. He has built solid and thriving ministry programs in numerous parishes and Dioceses over the years. Jim also is the Executive Director of ImpactCenter, a non-profit dedicated to leadership development in the Catholic Church, and serves as an adjunct professor for the Augustine Institute, teaching on topics of leadership, evangelization and discipleship. He and his wife, Meg, live in Oklahoma City with their five children.
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