Jen Messing has been speaking and leading theology of the body-based retreats in both outdoor and traditional settings around the United States since 2002. Jen received a Master of Theological Studies from Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology and is pursuing a certificate through the Theology of the Body Institute. Her undergraduate degree is in Social Work and she is a graduate of the NOLS Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator course. Jen co-founded the Frassati Society of MN in 2002 and in 2012 founded Into the Deep, a nonprofit committed to facilitating true understanding of our identity, reason for being, and dignity as body-soul persons made in the image of God. Jen is a single and a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN.
Jen will be speaking on how themes from the theology of the body can help navigate the crazy and unexpected roads one can encounter in life’s journey.