Arland K. 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.


Dr. Christopher J. Stravitsch


Dr. Chris Stravitsch is a Cofounder of the St. John Paul II Foundation. He has a passion for creating new ministries that meet today's most pressing needs, especially the pastoral needs of families.


Mary Caprio

Associate Fellow

Mary Caprio is Associate Fellow at the St. John Paul II Foundation where she speaks for our Together in Holiness marriage conferences and Converging Roads medical ethics conferences. Previously, Mary was the Co-Director of Adult Faith Formation for St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston as well as Adjunct Faculty for The University of St. Thomas’ Theology and Nursing Departments. Mary has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, working in a variety of specialties including HIV/AIDS, Emergency Care, Neurosurgery and Interventional Radiology. 


Mackenzie Key

Family Initiatives Intern

Mackenzie Key is the Family Initiatives Intern at the St. John Paul II Foundation where she works closely with Christopher Stravitsch on the Together in Holiness Conferences. She is a native Texan who grew up in Baytown where her faith was fostered at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Her involvement in youth ministry and the Archdiocesan Youth Council sparked her desire to serve the Church in any way she can. Mackenzie is now a senior theology major at the University of St. Thomas and she is also a part of the rigorous Honors Program. She is the co-head leader of the on-campus Theology of the Body Ministry where she helps facilitate discussion about practical application of St. John Paul II's writings on human sexuality. Mackenzie is delighted to be working at the St. John Paul II Foundation.  


Kimberly Sanford

Converging Roads Intern

Kimberly Sanford is the Converging Roads intern where she works closely with Mary Caprio. She grew up in Dallas, Texas and moved to Houston to attend the University of St. Thomas where she is a junior majoring in Early Childhood Education with Minors in Theology and Philosophy. Kimberly is also the President of Celts for Life, the Pro-Life organization on her campus, and a Dr. Joseph Graham Fellow for Texas Right to Life.  She uses her passion for promoting a culture of life within her community to foster her education and future Career as an educator. She is grateful for this opportunity to work for such an amazing organization.