Our Story

A convert to Catholicism, Lisa Brenninkmeyer noticed a lack of fresh, relevant Catholic Bible studies to attract and meet the needs of young mothers. In 2002, with the support of her Maryland parish, Lisa started a weekly Bible study and, within two years, 55 women were coming together to quench their thirst for conversion, transformation, and community.

As news of the positive impact of the Bible study spread, the program continued to grow, and in 2008, Lisa formally founded Walking with Purpose as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Today, Walking with Purpose is active in over 250 parishes in the United States, Europe, and Canada. Led by a passionate Board of Directors, advised by Chaplains, and supported by a dedicated staff, Walking with Purpose has helped more than 25,000 women deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ in the last year alone.

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