John and Claire Grabowski have been married for thirty years, have been blessed with five children and are expecting their second grandchild. For over twenty years, the Grabowskis have been involved in marriage preparation and have given marriage talks and retreats as a couple. John has been on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., for twenty-four years. In September 2009, John and Claire were appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as a member couple on the Pontifical Council for the Family. They also serve together in a “post-Cana” marriage ministry in their home parish of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in Ijamsville, Maryland.