Mike Phelan has directed the Marriage and Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Phoenix for the past four years.  He is a graduate of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America where he obtained a Masters degree in Theological Studies.  A teacher and basketball coach by trade, he has a bachelor’s degree in English and Education from the University of Dallas.    He and his wife Sharon have five children and have taught Natural Family Planning and marriage preparation classes together for twelve years.