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Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Senior Vice President of Evangelization and Faith Formation
Knights of Columbus

Jonathan J. Reyes, PhD, serves as Senior Vice President of Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Knights of Columbus.

Dr. Reyes studied European History as a Rackham Fellow at the University of Michigan and earned a PhD in European History from the University of Notre Dame, focusing on the historical vision of Christopher Dawson.

Dr. Reyes has previously served as Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, President/CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, and Vice President for ministry and formation for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Reyes helped to found the Augustine Institute in Denver, serving as its first President. Reyes had previously taught history at Christendom College, where he also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Reyes serves on the governing boards of the University of Mary and FOCUS.

Published Pieces

Chess board

Strategic Recommendations for Evangelization in a Gnostic World

Christians living in the midst of the Gnostic visions of the modern world will benefit from five key recommendations based on St. John Henry Newman's insights into belief and imagination.

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Feb 7, 2023
Humans in a digital environment

The Gnostic Ideologies of the Modern Age

Many people in the West have accepted one of two modern narrative visions of the world: the techno-nationalist vision and the equity-justice vision. What are they?

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Dec 14, 2022
A statue of Jesus in Montreal

Making the Gospel ‘Real’ in a Gnostic World

There is a particular urgency for evangelization today. Catholic universities are uniquely positioned to play a powerful role in evangelization.

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Nov 9, 2022
Students sitting on "A" Mountain in Tempe, overlooking ASU

The Reintegration of Intellectual and Moral Education in the University

The reintegration of intellectual knowledge and moral formation is an urgent necessity at Catholic universities if students are to receive the formation they need to navigate life.

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Dec 22, 2020
A Façade Divided in Color

The Sundering of Intellectual and Moral Education in the University

The sundering of intellectual and moral formation in university education - with many universities attempting to exclude the latter outright - is the result of a gradual process.

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Dec 21, 2020