Founded in 2005 under Archbishop Chaput in Denver, CO by Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Jonathan Reyes, the Augustine Institute has served the needs of the Lay faithful in the New Evangelization for 14 years. We count some of the great champions of the last few decades in the Church among our graduates. Today, in addition to the Graduate School, the Augustine Institute has expanded to develop the best content to reach Catholics at all stages of their faith journey – from publishing books to developing parish programs, building strategic partnerships in the Church and technological platforms like FORMED.
In 2015 we merged with Lighthouse Catholic Media helping further our efforts of evangelization with a deep library of content, evangelists in parishes around the country and great partnerships with organizations like Ignatius Press. From this relationship, we developed the FORMED platform which integrates over 60 Catholic apostolates, reaches 900,000 lay Catholics and is in more than 5,000 parishes.
Our dedicated staff, helmed by our Executive Leadership Team, bring years of experience together to continue to drive the New Evangelization forward through orthodox teaching and innovative approaches.
Meet the Executive Team
- Tim Gray, Ph.D., President
- Christopher Blum, Ph.D., Academic Dean
- Mark Middendorf, Executive Vice-President
- Amy Shepard, Executive Vice President of Strategic Advancement
- Matt Meeks, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer
- Angie Parsons, Chief Financial Officer
- Forest Toney III, Chief Technology Officer
- Gina Warner, Chief of Staff
With over 4,000 Catholic videos, Ebooks, talks, and study programs, FORMED is the premier digital evangelization platform for your parish.Learn More
The Graduate School
We prepare Catholics through both in-person and online advanced degrees in Theology and Leadership for the New Evangelization.Learn More
Bible Studies & Programs
From our Lectio Bible studies, to dynamic programs like Symbolon, we provide rich formation opportunities for parishes and individuals in the Truth of the faith.Learn More
Our innovative evangelization kiosk brings exceptional books, CDs, and pamphlets into your parish – providing an elegant and effective solution to spreading the Gospel.Learn More
Launching in 2019, we are proud to partner with Ignatius Press to create Word of Life – the new standard for parish and school-based catechetical curricula.Learn More
Our Signs of Grace program offers an innovative solution for Sacramental Prep that provides formation to both students and their parents through FORMED.Learn More