Dr. Pat Fagan has been a grade school and college teacher, a therapist specializing in child, family and marital issues, executive director of a small
think tank, a Senate staffer, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, a Senior Fellow
of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, and founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Initiative (www.MARRI.us) first at Family Research Council, now at The Catholic University
of America. The thread of continuity in all these has been a pursuit of ways to help the family thrive. He is publisher and editor of Marripedia.org, and the weekly Faith and Family Findings,
and has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned from others dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development
and religious practice. He and his wife Theresa have eight children and thirteen grandchildren.