Ron and Kathy Feher

Ronald D Feher
Katherine M. Feher
Directors, Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center
Authors of Preparing to Live in Love, Living in Love,  Living in Love Every Day, and Matrimony an invitation to Live in Love

Ron and Kathy Feher have been joyfully married for 46 years and are the parents of 10 children.   For the past 41 years, they have seriously and prayerfully reflected on, and intentionally tried to live out, the full vision of the Sacrament of Matrimony in the church.  They have worked in evangelization, catechesis, parish renewal and parishioner empowerment at the parish, diocesan, national and international level in the Catholic Church, as speakers, adult facilitators, authors, and retreat masters.  Personally trained by the Jesuit founder of the Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center (PMRC), Fr. Chuck Gallagher S.J., they have been involved with the PMRC since its earliest beginnings, and currently serve as its Directors.


  • “Living in Love,” retreat workshop for married couples
  • “Preparing to Live in Love,” parish based program of pre-marriage mentoring
  • “Living in Love Every Day,” Theology of the Body life skills for married couples
  • “Matrimony, an invitation to Live in Love,”  Theology of the Body life skills for teenagers
  • “Common Sense about Cohabitation,” A Topical Booklet for Parents and Single Adults

Professional Background


  • Current Directors, Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center (PMRC)
  • Program development staff PMRC
  • Keynote Speakers, Renaissance of Marriage Conference 2010, Sydney, Australia
  • Keynote Speakers, NACFLM Conference 2009, St Paul MN
  • Speakers, retreat masters, Celebrate Love National Conference, Sydney Australia
  • Master of the Arts Program Adult Christian Community Development, Regis College, Denver, CO
  • Parishioner Empowerment weekends Miami FL, Corpus Christi TX, Philadelphia, PA
  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter Executive Team, Arlington, VA (1980-81)
  • Speakers WWME International Conventions, Rutgers (1981), Los Angles (1980)
  • WWME Presenting Team 1975-1983


Arlington, VA:

  • Monthly Columnist Arlington Catholic Herald
  • Diocesan Evangelization Committee
    • Call to Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours
    • Familiaris Consortio Panel speakers
    • Evangelization Conference, Family Prayer
  • Liturgical commission, Eucharistic Minister trainers for Ministry to the Sick
  • Vocations Office support team
  • Originators of the “Dawn” Ministry and diocesan training to minister to the Dying and Bereaved

Philadelphia, PA:

  • Clergy workshop on Cohabitation, 2007
  • Re-light Your Love marriage diocesan enrichment team
  • Office of Youth retreats
  • Barnabas retreats for singles
  • Parishioner empowerment weekends, three parishes
  • Preparing to Live in Love, five parishes


  • Ministry to the Engaged and Mentor Trainers
  • Lector (Kathy)
  • Director of Religious Education 1993-96 (Kathy)
  • Living in Love Presenters and Presenter Trainers
  • Leaders, Folk group/Music Ministry (Ron)
  • Founders, Pro-life group
  • Parish Renewal, We the Parish, Calling Disciples, Luke 18
  • Parish youth group leaders
  • Catechists
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Life in the Spirit facilitators
  • Hospitality Ministry