Jennifer Ristine is a consecrated woman of Regnum Christi, which is a Society of Apostolic Life in the Catholic Church. She consecrated her life to God in 1997 and is currently stationed in the DC area, engaged in faith and spiritual formation primarily through teaching, writing, conferences, retreats, and spiritual direction. She is a contributor for RC Spirituality, instructor for the new online Spiritual Director Certificate course at Divine Mercy University in Virginia, and author of Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala and Nine Days with Mary Magdalene. Prior to arriving in DC she served as the Director of the Magdalena Institute and the Visitors’ Center Coordinator in Magdala, the ancient hometown of Mary Magdalene, a first-century Jewish site and Christian pilgrim center from August 2014 to July 2018. She has obtained degrees in Special Education from Western Illinois University, Pastoral and Religious studies from Regina Apostolorum in Rome, and her Masters in Theology from Catholic Distance University in Virginia.