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Diving into specific areas where marriage and family leaders can help newly married couples is very exciting for Deanna Johnston.

In this short interview, we meet Michael and Deanna Johnston from Tyler, Texas. Deanna is the Director of Family Life for the Diocese of Tyler and was one of the judges on the Shark Tank - style pitch session the conference attendees competed in. Deanna shares her gratefulness for the conference attendees and her hopes for the future of marriage prep.

This interview is bonus content from the Marriage Catechumenate Summit that took place at Circle Lake Retreat Center near Houston, Texas in June 2023. This continues a series of interviews with Catholic marriage experts in North America who attended the summit. A mini-documentary of the summit will be released at the end of the interview series.

The Catholic Diocese of Tyler

Department of Family Life | Diocese of Tyler

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About the Author — Bridget Richardson

Bridget RichardsonExecutive Producer with MAX Studios, Bridget Richardson loves to engage in conversations with just about anyone. A sports fan and homebody, Bridget enjoys spending time with her family, watching baking shows, and traveling to understand different cultures and eat delicious food.
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