Raquel Tripp is the Marriage Ministry Coordinator serving the Catholic Parishes within the Diocese of St. Augustine. She liaisons with both the Diocese's Center for Family Life and the Family Life teams of each parish to assist them in building engaging and dynamic marriage ministry programs.
Raquel, with her husband Chad, have been marriage preparation and marriage enrichment mentors and speakers for most of their marriage. After attending their first marriage retreat in 2001, they have been called to evangelize Christ-centered marriages to both English speaking and Spanish speaking couples for various
organizations to include: Diocese of St. Augustine's Diocesan Marriage Renewal (DMR) program, San Pedro de Conocoto's Pre-Marriage Program in Quito Ecuador, Resurrection Parish's Marriage Preparation Program in Jacksonville, FL, and Teams of Our Lady International Marriage Movement. Raquel and Chad currently serve as the Family Life Coordinators at their local parish and as well as the Responsible Couple for the Southeast Region USA for the Teams of Our Lady. They have three wonderful children: Chad, Anna and Sandra.Though Raquel earned an MBA degree prior to having children, she made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom. It was time well spent, not only for family life but also for her passion as a portrait painter. Raquel has completed more than 50 commissioned portraits, something she loves doing since it aligns so nicely with her other passion for strong marriages and families.