The phrase "Open your hearts to life" can be a difficult one for many couples who are quite open to life yet find their hearts overflowing with grief due to pregnancy/infant loss or infertility.
This is one area that seems to be a bit off the radar screen and weighs heavily enough on our hearts to call us to action.
Lisa and her husband Joel live in Des Moines, Iowa, with their three children. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Family Services and Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University, and worked as an assistant city manager in the Des Moines metro area prior to “retiring” to care for her children in the home.
The Schmidts are active parishioners at the Basilica of St. John in Des Moines. Joel is currently in deacon formation for the Diocese of Des Moines with an expected ordination date of August 2014.
Lisa is available to speak to your group on the Catholic faith, family, motherhood, blogging and Catholic new media, and friendships.
- Iowa State UniversityMaster of Public Administration, 2004
- Iowa State UniversityBachelor of Family Services, 1998