Hi, I’m Jessica — a Catholic author, speaker, Communications scholar, home educator, and Director of Religious Education at Sacred Heart Church in Bowie, MD. I write primarily about faith formation in the home and Catholic communities here on my website and at CatholicMom.com.

My husband and I are former Protestants who converted to Catholicism in 2013, and in my book I tell the story of how we came to find our home in the Catholic Church. Since that time, I’ve been drawn by the Holy Spirit to take part in Catholic evangelism and faith formation in my writing, speaking, and catechetical work. I’m passionate about helping Catholic families thrive in their role of “the domestic church” and live as missionaries of their faith in their local communities.

In addition to writing and running the CCD program at the parish, I home school my children according to Classical, Catholic and Charlotte Mason principles. I’m thankful I get to foster my wonder of the world alongside my children every day. I received my B.A. in Communications from Bryan College (Dayton, TN); and my M.A. in Journalism and Ph.D. in Communication Studies are both from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). I’m currently an adjunct graduate professor of Communication for Liberty University. I┬álive in the Maryland suburbs of DC with my┬áhusband and four kids.