John and Claire are a Catholic couple who has been married for 35 years, and have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.
They have done pre-Cana marriage ministry together for almost 25 years, post-Cana ministry for 9 years, and served as a member couple from the United States on the Pontifical Council for the Family after their appointment by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. They have spoken together to groups of laity, priests, and bishops across the United States. They are regular guests on Greg and Lisa Popcak’s “More to Life” show on EWTN radio.
Claire has been a Catholic educator, stay at home mother, in-home childcare provider, financial administrative assistant, and caregiver and companion to the elderly. She has been a mentor to women and couples and has been active in a variety of lay ministries for many years.
John has taught moral theology at The Catholic University of America for the last 29 years. He has three times been appointed as a theological consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In 2015 he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as an expert (adiutor) at the Synod of Bishops on the Family.