Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Theology of the Body Evangelization Team, Inc. (TOBET) endeavors to teach and inspire others to encounter a personal relationship with Jesus so as to love as God loves by giving a unique and compelling vision of the human person based on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (TOB). This message brings hope and healing, for each person sees from this perspective that he/she is unique and unrepeatable, made to love and be loved. TOBET invites people to renewal, effecting a deeper sense of wonder at our being created in God’s image and likeness, stamped in our very bodies.
Since its inception, TOBET has reached singles, married couples, engaged couples, and teens through talks, retreats, study groups, media presentations, and quarterly publications. TOBET works with various organizations such as the Serra Club, The Young Serrans, RCIA, youth groups, adult education groups, mothers’ groups, men’s groups, Catholic schools, the Diocese’s Office for Young Adults, and various diocesan Pro-Life Offices.
Ultimately, TOBET would like to make a profound impact across the United States by becoming the leading national organization providing speaking engagements, retreats, study groups, and catechetical training from the TOB perspective.