< 2019 Forum Speakers

Art and Laraine Bennett

Art Bennett is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. He was also the co-founder of the Alpha Omega Clinics in Maryland and Virginia. Art has more than 30 years of experience in the mental health field and is a frequent speaker on marriage and family issues. Laraine Bennett has a master’s degree in philosophy and currently is Communications Manager for the National Council of Catholic Women.

Together, the Bennetts have co-authored five books: The Temperament God Gave You, The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse, The Temperament God Gave Your Kids, The Emotions God Gave You, and Tuned In: The Power of Pressing Pause and Listening. Laraine also wrote A Year of Grace: 365 Reflections for Caregivers.

They have lived in California and Germany and recently downsized to live in a 1940s townhome in Arlington. They have four adult children and three grandchildren.