Dr. Ben Akers is the Executive Director of FORMED.org, a streaming platform providing trustworthy and inspiring Catholic video, audio, and eBook content from the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and more than 100 other partners, helping parishes, families, and individuals explore their faith anywhere. He is also an Associate Professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School.
He previously served as Director of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and Catechetical School in the Archdiocese of Denver helping grow it into the largest and most comprehensive diocesan Bible study program in the United States. He received his doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy where he studied for five years while also directing an undergraduate study abroad program with his wife. He and his wife are blessed with three daughters and two sons.