Not the Destination...

Marriage is a journey, not a destination...

Tom Ponchak is a husband and father of five girls and one boy. He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Carmel, IN. Tom has a degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
He and his wife, Lisa, left the Catholic Church for ten years and were pastors of a non-denominational, evangelical church before returning to Catholicism in 2007.
Tom enjoys reading, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending time with his family.

My name is Ron Kaufmann and I LOVE my marriage and I love the sanctity of marriage.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado, and a National Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  
I have certifications and specialize in addictions (especially sexual addiction), anxiety and marital intimacy. I have been trained in and utilize EMDR, CBT, Behavioral, Gestalt and other body and mind therapies.

Christine Pearse is a wife and homeschooling mother of four who lives in Colorado.
She works as an administrator for CatholicMariagePrep.com and is a facilitator for Prepare/Enrich. 
She has a degree in Journalism and Elementary Education. In 2015 she graduated from the Denver Catholic Biblical School. She has taught Catechism classes, been a church choir singer in the past, and helped facilitate a twenty-four hour adoration chapel. 
In her spare time (whenever there is some), she likes to sing, go for walks, do word search puzzles, and spend time with her children.
You can contact her at c.pearse@catholicmarriageprep.com

Allison Auth is wife and mother to 4 living in Denver, CO. She enjoys helping couples prepare for marriage as an online instructor for www.catholicmarriageprep.com. Before having a family, she was a youth minister and director of Confirmation and has a Catechetics degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She enjoys board games, hiking in the mountains, and a glass of red wine with good friends. You can contact her at allisonandnathan@catholicmarriageprep.com.

Edmund Adamus, MA. Cert. Thl. TEFL. Dip.Th, is the Professional Adviser to the Episcopal vicar for education in Portsmouth Diocese, UK. Edmund married Catherine in 2005 in Paris. They have two children: Paul, 7, and Beatrice, 3 and live in the county of Surrey. Edmund is a recognized authority on the teaching of the Catholic Church on the sacrament of marriage, marriage preparation, St John Paul II’s teaching of Theology of the Body, and marriage healing. He has spoken at conferences across Europe, North America, South America, and Australia, offering his expertise in these domains to thousands of people regarding the pastoral care of married couples. In 2006, Edmund introduced CatholicMarriagePrep.com to the U.K., the first Online Marriage Preparation Program; he is still actively promoting the program. Edmund also offers a refreshing, complete and joyful view of the Church’s wonderful teaching on marriage and sexuality-one that truly embraces, and even celebrates, God’s glorious plan.  

 

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