Gina Loehr is a popular author and inspirational speaker, a wife and the mother of six young children. Her primary focus is on raising her children, but as family life permits, she enjoys traveling to share her passion and enthusiasm for the faith with audiences around the country.
Gina has worked in cooperation with the Pontifical Council for the Family as a panelist at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, and also served as a delegate for the Pontifical Council for the Laity's 2013 Vatican study on women and the Church. While serving in this capacity, she met Pope Francis about whom she published her fourth book, Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision. In addition to her book on the Holy Father, Gina has written two books on women saints, The Four Teresas and Real Women, Real Saints: Friends for Your Spiritual Journey, as well as two books on Catholic women’s spirituality, Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women and her newest release, The Church is Our Mother: Seven Ways She Inspires us to Love.
Gina holds a master’s degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a bachelor's degree in theatre studies. Her education and her unique conversion from "theatre" to "theology," along with her background as a catechetical missionary and retreat leader with NET Ministries, and several years of work in youth/young adult ministry and pro-life outreach equipped Gina for her writing and speaking career. After teaching high school theology and theatre for two years, Gina worked as a full time chastity speaker, inspiring thousands of teens and young adults with dynamic presentations on the subject. From there she began speaking to a wide range of Catholic audiences, writing books and doing freelance writing projects for Catholic periodicals. Her writing has appeared in The National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, St. Anthony Messenger Magazine, First Things, Franciscan Way, The Catholic Herald and on Patheos and Catholicmom.com.
Gina prefers not to use “canned” talks, but specializes in creating custom presentations for conferences, diocesan events, workshops, fundraisers, retreats and in-services on topics such as marriage, family, and motherhood as well as spirituality, authentic beauty, women’s issues and the saints. She is also a trained NFP teacher who has spoken for numerous engaged enrichment events in her archdiocese. A frequent guest on Catholic radio, Gina has done interviews for EWTN radio, Relevant Radio and Ave Maria radio among others and is often consulted for her expertise on the vocation of women in the Church. In 2011 Gina began teaching theology at Marian University of Wisconsin where she currently lives on a 600 acre dairy farm with her husband and children.
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