Jason Angelette earned a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and exercise science from Southeastern Louisiana University. He worked for many years as a certified personal trainer and was the fitness director at a nationally recognized athletic club. Subsequently, he received a master’s degree in theological studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Jason has served as a high school campus minister and has taught theology at the high school and university levels. He speaks at youth festivals, conferences, and retreats nationwide. Jason and his wife, Elise, are co-directors of Faith and Marriage at the Willwoods Community in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He also co-hosts Issues & Faith, a weekly program on New Orleans’s public television affiliate.
Love, Freedom and the Pursuit of Purity
In a time of change and discovery, teens are searching to know who they are and how to live their lives. Jason helps them understand that, far from something negative or repressive, chastity is the way to live freely and love purely. It is in this pursuit of purity that we are able to order our feelings and love authentically in all relationships. Jason delivers sound and honest teaching, while sharing insightful advice through personal witness and humor to guide teens away from the many lies and temptations that bombard their hearts and confuse their minds.
"Jason gifts can be summed up in one word: passion. Passion for Christ, passion for his Church, and passion for the life-changing power of John Paul II's Theology of the Body. I have heard plenty of speakers over the years, but few of them can match Jason for the charity, integrity, and depth of conviction that comes through with every word. He is a true apostle of Christ and a prime example of the fruit of the New Evangelization."
— Dr. Brant Pitre, professor of Sacred Scripture, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans
“Jason speaks with passion and purpose. It is impossible not to be taken in by his message, because he believes in it so deeply. He invites teenagers to more than the lies that they are being fed by their culture. When he speaks to teens, he reveals not only his heart but also the heart of the Church."
— Emily Froeba, director of religious formation, St. Mary of False River Catholic Church, New Roads, Louisiana
“I first heard Jason speak at a confirmation retreat for high school boys. I walked in a little late and he was speaking to the guys about authentic manhood versus the “counterfeit manhood” society deceives us with. He was very inspiring and his theology was right on target when it came to God’s gift of male sexuality. I know he had the guys there rethinking their own lives as he challenged them to reclaim the responsibility of true manhood for themselves.”
— Fr. Paul Gros, Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana