Jess Echeverry is a women and family advocate and speaker. She has survived dark times in her life and abuse that is hard to hear. Driven to alcoholism and attempted suicide she searched for God and meaning even when all those around her were letting her down and abandoning her.
In 1997 she met the man she would eventually marry; this man would help her create an environment of authentic love that enabled her healing journey, her relationship with Jesus Christ and her eventual forgiveness and love for her attackers. She will tell her story of enduring hardships and error but ultimately finding God and His mercy and converting to Catholicism. This was not an easy journey.
Jess has previously appeared on multiple episodes of EWTN's The Catholic View for Women, and has been featured on the Spirit Radio's Morning Show.
Her husband is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Together Deacon Charlie & Jess have five children: two teenage boys still at home, two young adults out in the world, one lovely soul in Heaven and two English Bulldogs. Jess is the founder and Executive Director of SOFESA, a non-profit ministry that has been serving Southern California homeless and low-income children and their families since 1999.
She has recently completed her first book, available fall 2020, titled “Dazzled” detailing her life experiences in a way that lifts up and enlightens others who are searching for ways to heal. She has been able to, with the help of God's grace, turn those past experiences, and all the healing that she has received along the way, into real, loving help for others.