Cradle Catholic, wife, mother, proud Iowan, and talk radio junkie who’s fueled by prayer and a mug of dark roast coffee by her side.
The skinny: Cradle Catholic, wife, mother, proud Iowan, and talk radio junkie who’s fueled by prayer and a mug of dark roast coffee by my side.
I am a lifelong Catholic with a heart for improving the quality of life for families. I 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 before “retiring” to come home and care for our children. I have since steadily immersed myself in the work of the new evangelization, writing for this website as well as monthly columns for CatholicMom.com and CatholicStand.com.
Additionally, I have worked with Iowa Catholic Radio serving as past co-host for “Catholic Women Now” and currently as one of three rotating co-hosts for “In the Heartland with Bishop Pates,” a weekly hour-long radio show airing on both Iowa Catholic Radio and Spirit Catholic Radio Network. I am sought as a speaker and radio guest on a variety of topics including motherhood, spiritual friendships, and family spirituality. Interested in having me speak for your event? Head over to our Speakers’ Page here. I am also a contributing author for the CatholicMom.com Daily Meditation book to be published by Ave Maria Press in the Fall of 2016.
How about connecting with me on social media? I love Twitter (@LisaAnnSchmidt) and Instagram (lisaannschmidt). Facebook more your thing? I got you covered there, too, and I enjoy connecting and chatting with others on our Facebook page.