Co-founder, Family Renewal Ministries

Lucia Baez Luzondo, JD

Lucia is an attorney, practical theologian, television and radio host, and co-founder of Family Renewal Ministries, Inc. (Renovación Familiar), a ministry dedicated to promote and defend marriage, family and the human person in God’s plan. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Competencies and Ministry at the University of Dallas. Along with her husband, Ricardo Luzondo, M.D., Lucia co-hosts a weekly television series “Created to Love” (Creados para amar) aired on EWTN Global Catholic Television and a weekly live radio program, “In the Day to Day with Ricardo and Lucia”  (En el día a día con Ricardo y Lucía) broadcast on EWTN Radio (Radio Católica Mundial), both aired in Spanish worldwide.

She has produced multiple articles, resources and materials on marriage preparation, marriage and family enrichment, multiculturality and gender ideology. She has presented extensively in the United States, Latin America and Europe and has lead hundreds of retreats and trainings in her areas of expertise. Lucia has served as director of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth Ministry and Intercultural Ministries in various archdioceses in the nation. She has also been collaborator and consultant to several Catholic publishers and entities on Hispanic marriage and family life and interculturality, including various Secretariats of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She serves as a member of the Our Sunday Visitor Institute’s Hispanic Experience Think Tank. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Aquinas Center for Catholic Studies at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and the Board of Trustees of Ignatius House in Atlanta, GA.

She was a presenter at the World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015, the USCCB Catholic Leaders Conference- Orlando 2017 and was on-air commentator for primary signal for EWTN’s live broadcast of the World Meeting of Families -Ireland 2018.  She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and completed her Master of Practical Theology and Ministry studies at Barry University. She is a devoted wife mother of one son.