May 25, 2019


Daniel J. Jurek , M.Min., M.A. is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor and Director of the Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, LA.

Dan’s experience is formed by his Franciscan spirituality: following Christ in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. A Lay Franciscan (S.F.O.), Dan and his wife Jane have been married for 27 years. They have 4 children.

Dan has built a unique and diversified ministerial and professional portfolio. He possesses experience as a pastoral counselor, certified spiritual director, licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. He has been a Catholic high school educator, counselor, administrator and campus minister. A collegiate campus minster and lay spiritual director as well as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Personnel for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Dan has led parish missions and directed retreats and days of reflection. He has spoken to youth, young (and not so young) adults, couples, small groups, faculty, priests, deacons and religious communities. He offers continuing education workshops and seminars to mental health professionals and lay leaders.

Dan is the host of “Broken Hearted”, a weekly radio show on Radio Maria, USA, airing Wednesdays from 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. (CST).  Dan is a proud member of Catholic Registry and the National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists.

He earned a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. He also earned a Masters degree in Christian Ministry and Renewal from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio. His Bachelor of Arts Degree is in Theology, also from the Franciscan University. He also holds a certification in Spiritual Direction.