Jared Zimmerer will be on campus to present his lecture,
"Spirituality & Physical Fitness."
The concerns of health, nutrition and fitness are not merely
matters of the body, but can have a significant impact on our
spirituality and mental state. Jared Zimmerer is a best-selling
author and competitive body-builder who has spent his career
teaching people how to build the three main components of the human
spirit – body, mind and soul. Students and guests will have the
privilege of hearing from this dynamic speaker as to how to live at
their full potential in each of these three areas.
This event is sponsored by CDI, Student Activities, Campus
Ministry, and Athletics.
Jared Zimmerer is a best-selling author, speaker, blogger,
husband and father of 5 children. He is the founder of Strength for
the Kingdom, a ministry promoting men's growth in virtue and
knowledge of the Catholic faith. He lives in Roanoke, TX and holds
a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He is currently working towards
a Master’s in Theology with a Apologetics focus at Holy Apostles
College and Seminary where he won a full scholarship on the
Alumni’s New Evangelization program.
He currently works at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in
Grapevine, TX as the Director of Adult Catechesis and
Evangelization and has been there for three years. He spent a year
working with TOBET, Theology of the Body Evangelization Team in
Irving, Texas, and has been a competitive all-natural bodybuilder
for 15 years.
He is the lead author of the best-selling book: Man Up! Becoming
the New Catholic Renaissance Man, which discusses authentic
His first book is called The Ten Commandments of Lifting
Weights: Recommendations to the Devout Body Builder, and he has
been interviewed on Catholic radio programs, EWTN television and
other outlets around the country. He has given presentations around
the country on fitness, health, masculinity and virtue, including
Mundelein Seminary, where he was invited by Fr. Robert Barron. He
is a team member of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and has
travelled the world with Bishop Robert Barron.