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Joel and Lisa Schmidt

Joel and Lisa Schmidt

Joel and Lisa Schmidt

Travels from Des Moines, Iowa

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One is a non-practicing public administrator; the other is a non-practicing biochemist. More importantly, they are practicing Catholics, married (to each other) with three children. Feeling called to do their share in evangelizing the digital continent, Joel and Lisa launched The Practicing Catholic in 2010 where they write about living an intentionally, joyfully Catholic life. Lisa is the co-host of Catholic Women Now, a weekly radio show heard on Iowa Catholic Radio. Joel is in formation to be ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2014 and has developed a ministry dedicated to promoting healing from miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.

The Schmidt's try to provide the antidote to the perception that piety is boring or that the Church is filled with “sour-faced saints”. In their presentations, they provide witness to the adventure of living an integrated Catholic life 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Lisa is the co-host of Catholic Women Now, a weekly radio show heard on Iowa Catholic Radio. She also writes bi-monthly for Catholic Mom. Lisa is available to speak on family, motherhood, pregnancy loss, being a beloved daughter of God, Catholic new media, and developing spiritual friendships in this social media age. 

Joel is a Catholic convert and biochemist who is also in formation to be ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2014. Joel has developed a ministry dedicated to promoting healing from miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. He is able to speak on fatherhood, men’s issues, bioethics, and deacon formation.

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