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 Doctorate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and is in ministry with her husband, Dr. Mark Gelis, at My Father's House Christian Counseling Services in Mandeville, Louisiana.
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 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 various television and radio programs, including EWTN’s Women of Grace, Ave Maria Radio's Kresta In The Afternoon and Teresa Tomeo's Catholic Connection. She has been the keynote speaker at numerous faith-based events, including Magnificat Women’s Breakfasts, Legatus dinners and many large Catholic women’s conferences around the country.
Judy is the founder of Memorare Ministries, which is dedicated to bringing a message of hope, healing and encouragement to those who are suffering. She is the mother of five children, the grandmother of nine and the great-grandmother of two—and is delighted that her family is still growing!