jasonJason Shanks, is a convert to the Catholic faith. Jason was raised Methodist. During college at Miami University of Ohio, he became active in an evangelical Protestant organization and began investigating the beliefs of Protestantism. This investigation ultimately led him, much to his surprise, to the Catholic Church. Jason cites his discovery of the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist as the ultimate turning point of his conversion process, saying, “I knew then, I had to be Catholic.” Since his conversion in 1999, Jason has worked in many areas of ministry, in a number of different positions. He founded Catholic Youth Summer Camp. He revitalized Greater Columbus Right to Life, as both President and Executive Director of Greater Columbus Right to Life, where he received an award for his work. He was the Secretariat Leader for Evangelization and Parish Life for the Diocese of Toledo. He is a published author and has spoken to various groups and ages about the Catholic faith. In 2005, he was featured on EWTN’s Journey Home with Marcus Grodi. Jason has a Masters in Theology from the Pontifical College Josephinum with a concentration in Evangelization and a Master in Nonprofit Administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He was the first Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, an organization he consolidated out of 6 previous social service agencies. Currently he is the President of Our Sunday Visitor Institute. In 2014 he was recognized by Crain’s Detroit 40 under 40. You can read more about Jason here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanksjason