We are a virtual 'school' led by, and composed of, parents across the Archdiocese of Portland. We teach our own children about the purpose and gift of life through the lens of Saint John Paul II's teachings on the theology of the body. We share our lessons on this site to inspire and encourage one another and others.
Lindsay and Lynda met at a Catholic conference in 2019 hosted by their mutual friend Amy. Lynda was presenting on Theology of the Body and Lindsay on Domestic Church. Poor cell reception drew them both out of the conference room and under the gaze of a suffering Mary & Jesus at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (the Grotto), where the two shared a vision with one another about expanding Theology of the Body to Catholic youth. In the time that followed, the cultural climate regarding sexuality continued to decline rapidly and both women felt called to make a difference.
Lindsay Caron brings a background in teaching and cultural anthropology. She has an MA in Interdisciplinary Education from Santa Clara University and an MA in Catholic School Leadership from the University of San Francisco. She serves as the Executive Director of the TOB Parent School (with a focus on program development and parent support) and is also one of the K/1/2 teachers. Lindsay has 3 boys under 7.
Lynda Olsen brings an expertise in Theology of the Body (TOB), and a MA in Theology from Mt. Angel Seminary. She also holds a degree in International Business and Management. She serves as the Co-Director of the TOB Parent School (with a focus on Theology and parent support) and is also one of the 9th/10th grade teachers. Lynda has a teenage daughter.
Amy Parent joined the Leadership Team in summer 2020. She has over 25 years of teaching experience and degrees in Theology and curriculum development. She holds
certificates in Liturgy and Catechesis from the University of Notre Dame and is currently enrolled in Christopher West's Theology of the Body Institute. Amy runs marketing and parish outreach. She has two children in college.
Our program is guided and supported by Father Matt Libra, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Portland. Fr. Libra holds degrees in Philosophy from Mt. Angel Seminary and Sacred Theology from Angelicum University in Rome. He has a license in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome.
Our liaison at the Archdiocese of Portland is Rolando Moreno, who serves as the Director of Catechesis and Faith Formation. He holds degrees in Catechesis, Philosophy, and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Rolando and his wife Angela have five children in elementary through high school.
Thank you to our amazing K-12 parent-teachers from the following parishes:
Holy Trinity, Beaverton
Our Lady of the Lake, Lake Oswego
St. Agatha, SE Portland
St. Cecilia, Beaverton
St. Francis, Roy
St. Francis, Sherwood
St. John Fisher, SW Portland
St. Joseph, Roseburg
St. Joseph, Salem
St. Pius, NW Portland
St. Rose of Lima, NE Portland
St. Thomas Aquinas, Camas