Judy Landrieu Klein is a Catholic theologian who speaks a word of holy hope through a dynamic ministry that includes teaching, writing, public speaking and counseling. A “revert” to Catholicism, Judy received a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas. She completed post-graduate doctoral studies in Bioethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athanaeum in Rome and is ABD (all but dissertation) for a PhD in Bioethics.
Judy served as an adjunct professor of Theology at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans for seven years and received the mandatum from Archbishop Alfred Hughes in 2004. She recently received her License in Pastoral Counseling and works with her husband, Dr. Mark Gelis, at My Father’s House Christian Counseling Services. She will obtain a PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling in December 2017.
Judy is a published author whose books include Miracle Man, which chronicles her late husband Bernie’s near death experience and deathbed conversion following a massive heart attack in December 2008. The spiritual memoir was awarded the Catholic Writers guild “Seal of Approval” and was an Amazon Kindle Bestseller in Catholicism. Judy’s newest book, Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Children to God, was released by Ave Maria Press as a CatholicMom.com imprint book in 2016. Both of Judy’s books received the nihil obstat from the Catholic Church, and both were published in Poland, where they are bestsellers.
Judy served as co-host of Radio Maria’s Apologetics Live program for 4 1/2 years. She has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including EWTN’s Women of Grace, Focus Worldwide Television’s Focus, Ave Maria Radio’s Kresta In The Afternoon and Teresa Tomeo’s Catholic Connection. She has been the keynote speaker at many faith-based events around the country, including Magnificat Women’s Ministry Breakfasts and Legatus dinners.
Judy is the founder of Memorare Ministries, which is dedicated to bringing a message of hope and encouragement to those who are suffering. She lives in the New Orleans area with her husband, Mark, and is proud to be the mother of five children, the grandmother of eight and the great-grandmother of one precious girl.