Curriculum Vitae for Katrina J. Zeno, MTS

Curriculum Vitae for Katrina J. Zeno, MTS

PO Box 23673, Tempe, AZ  85285; 480-720-5715

Diocesan web site:

Educational Background:

  • Master’s in Theological Studies, The Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Washington, DC, specializing in marriage and family. May 2014, Magna Cum Laude.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology, minor in Mental Health and Human Services, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Summa Cum Laude, 1986. Senior Theology Award Recipient.
  • Mission Bay High School, San Diego, California, 1979. Valedictorian (rank of 1 out of 397 students).

Professional Background:

  • Coordinator, John Paul II Resource Center for Theology of the Body and Culture, Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona (, 2006­­­-present.
  • Author of Discovering the Feminine Genius: Every Woman’s Journey (2010) (also published in Polish and Slovak); The Body Reveals God: A Guided Study of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (2008); and When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way (2009) (also published in Slovak, Lithuanian, and Czeck).
  • Adjunct professor of theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville (Steubenville, OH); University of Mary (Phoenix, AZ); Kino Catechetical Institute (Phoenix, AZ); Institute of Catholic Studies (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Theology of the Body Speaker Trainer and Diocesan/Parish Consultant in which I help dioceses, parishes, schools, and organizations train speakers and teachers on the theology of the body and its application to various areas of the faith and daily life.
  • Freelance writer on Catholic spirituality for national Catholic publications with over 50 articles published. Contributing author to four additional books.
  • Editor of a theology of the body pamphlet series by Ascension Press, of which I am also the author of two pamphlets on cohabitation and femininity. Editor of Rocked by God with Fr. Dave Pivonka.
  • Co-foundress of Women of the Third Millennium, an organization that promotes the dignity, vocation, and mission of women and men through retreats and talks. I have spoken throughout the USA and Canada, and in Rome, Austria, Slovakia, Switzerland, England, Guatemala, and Trinidad, West Indies.
  • Public speaker on Catholic spirituality and the thought of Pope John Paul II, especially his Theology of the Body and its application to catechetics, the new evangelization, and various aspects of the faith. I also speak on marriage, the Eucharist, the genius of women, masculinity, Mary, the single life, prayer, passing on the faith, contemporary moral issues, and chastity formation.
  • TV and Video: Co-host for EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) of a 13-part series on Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.” Host for Catholic Familyland Network Television’s 13-part series on “The Genius of Women” and the sole presenter of a 13-part series entitled “Theology of the Body Scuba Dive.” A number of my talks as well as excerpts from talks can be viewed on YouTube by searching on my name (Katrina Zeno), including a 7-part series in both English and Spanish on theology of the body.

 Speaking Fee:

  • Travel and housing expenses plus US$500 per talk or US$1,500-$2,000 for a one-day retreat and US$2,500-$3,500 for two days (depending on the number of talks). Home airport: Phoenix, AZ. Please note there is a two-talk minimum for speaking engagements outside of Arizona.

YouTube and available materials:

  • Many of Katrina’s talks are posted on her YouTube channel:
  • Katrina’s books can be purchased on Amazon. CDs and DVDs of many of Katrina’s talks can be purchased from Our Father’s Will Communications, 866-333-6352 or online at

Personal Background:

  • Born February 4, 1961, in San Diego, California. Lifelong Catholic. Single (marriage annulled). Blest mother of a married son, Michael. Enjoy dancing Argentine tango and salsa, and teaching swing, ballroom, and latin dancing. Also enjoy swimming, table tennis, travel, culture, hiking, learning Spanish, body surfing, and reading philosophy, theology, and psychology.


  • Please see the letter of endorsement from Bishop Thomas Olmsted posted on the web site.
  • "Man...cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself." (GS 24)