Roy Petitfils is a Catholic author, speaker, and psychotherapist in private practice.
His books include What Teens Want You to Know (But Won’t Tell You), What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage, God Wears Running Shoes, and A Practical Guide to High School Campus Ministry.
Petitfils has more than twenty-five years of experience ministering to youth and young adults in parishes, dioceses, and schools. He has spoken to youths and adults in more than seventy-five dioceses in the United States and Canada, and has given keynote addresses at numerous national and regional conferences, including USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders, NCCYM, and NCYC. Petitfils also spoke at TEDx in 2016 and is host of the popular Today’s Teenager Podcast.
He has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from St. Joseph Seminary College. He did graduate work in spirituality and theology at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas and earned a master’s degree in community and school counseling from the University of Louisiana Lafayette.
Petitfils lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, with his wife Mindi, and their children.