The St. Philip Institute

Marriage Formation Coordinator Workshop

Over the summer the Family Life Office offered online workshops for Marriage Formation Coordinators in the Diocese of Tyler in both English and Spanish. Deanna Johnston, Director of Family Life, presented these workshops along with Norma Alzamora,  Marriage Formation Specialist for the Institute, and Jodi Todd, Marriage Formation Coordinator for the Cathedral. These sessions provided an opportunity for parish leaders to review Bishop Strickland’s vision for marriage formation and learn how the various steps of the formation process work together, specifically the Witness to Love mentor couple program, the Prepare-Enrich, and the diocesan Three to Get Married retreat.

The Family Life Office will continue to offer these online and in-person workshops for marriage formation leaders throughout the Diocese of Tyler. If your parish is interested in a session specifically for your marriage formation team, please contact Deanna Johnston at or Ext 112. For more information on the marriage formation process for our diocese please visit