Arland Nichols, Founding President
Arland K. Nichols is the Founding President of the St. John Paul II Foundation. Formerly he served as the Director of Education and Evangelization for Human Life International where he launched and was Executive Editor of the e-magazine, the Truth and Charity Forum. Prior to his time at HLI he was Director of Campus Ministry and instructor of morality and bioethics at Pope John XXIII High School in Katy, Texas.
Mr. Nichols graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Philosophy, and he earned a Master of Divinity from the University of Saint Thomas Graduate School of Theology. He holds a certification in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center and is currently completing a Doctorate in Bioethics from Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. Mr. Nichols is a highly regarded author and popular speaker dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Life and forming families as communities of love.
His articles have been published in more than twenty print or online publications including The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, The Linacre Quarterly, Ethics and Medics, Crisis Magazine, New Oxford Review, Lay Witness, and Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly.
With a passion for speaking to various professional and lay audiences, Mr. Nichols has given presentations on virtually every topic that touches upon life, family, and religious liberty. Mr. Nichols speaks frequently at universities, medical schools, hospitals, conferences, and parishes throughout the country and is frequently interviewed by television, radio, and print media.
Mr. Nichols is active in his home diocese, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, where he serves on the board of the SERRA Club of Houston as Vice President of Communications. He is also Adviser to the Board of Catholic Healthcare Professionals of Houston, the local guild of the Catholic Medical Association. Mr. Nichols and his wife, Cindy are the parents of six children, Joseph, Mary Catherine, Thomas, Therese, Bernadette, and Michael.