Christopher West


Christopher West is a Catholic speaker, author, teacher, and expert on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. As founder and president of The Cor Project, West leads an international outreach devoted to spreading John Paul II’s teaching. His work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, and in countless Catholic and evangelical media.

Beyond his work as a popularizer of the Theology of the Body, West has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the subject since the late 1990s, having served on the faculties of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, and as a visiting professor of the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne, Australia. In 2004, he cofounded the Theology of the Body Institute and his week-long courses there continue to draw students from around the world. West is the author of more than a dozen books, including Theology of the Body ExplainedTheology of the Body for Beginners, and Good News about Sex & Marriage.

He lives with his family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.