J. D. Childs is director of spiritual life and a theology teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. J. D. has extensive experience as a teacher, a speaker, and an author. He received his master's degree in theological studies from the University of Notre Dame, where he also completed his undergraduate work. J. D. recently received his MEd from the Catholic Leadership Program at Marymount University. He resides in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife, Kate, and their two daughters.