Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn

Founding Director


Aldegonde and her late husband Hubert founded INTAMS in 1987 and has been its Director since then.

She is also Founding Board Member of the Centre for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem (since 2000), and Founding Board Member of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, Gregorian University, Rome (since 2001).

Contact for management, international networking and consulting services.

Thomas Knieps

INTAMS chair & editor-in-chief

Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi

Worked as Senior Researcher at INTAMS from 1995 to 2005.

Was appointed holder of the INTAMS Chair for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality, Research Unit of Pastoral Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven in 2005.

Editor-in-Chief of the journal Marriage, Families & Spirituality.

Contact for the INTAMS Chair and INTAMS journal

Office Manager

Dominique van Haelst

Joined INTAMS at the end of 2000, after 15 years professional experience as Founder and Production & Quality Director of an international translation company in Brussels. Holds a university degree in Romance Philology (University of Antwerpen, Belgium) and a Postgraduate degree in Hispanic Philology & Culture (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain). 

Contact for journal subscriptions, book reviews, events, logistics and website.

David Dawson Vasquez

associate editor

David Dawson Vasquez

Has been collaborating with INTAMS since 2001. Holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Catholic University of America. Teaches dogmatic theology in Rome at the Pontifical Beda College and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), and occasionally for the Australian Catholic University and the University of Dallas.  His interests are theological anthropology, with questions of marriage and gender, as well as the apophatic tradition of the early Church.

Contact for INTAMS journal

Hans Storme


Hans Storme

Since 1996 responsible for preserving, developing and promoting the INTAMS Library for the Interdisciplinary Study of Marriage, located within the library of the Theology Faculty, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).

Doctoral dissertation (1990) on the early modern Catholic discourse on marriage preparation in the Flemish dioceses. 

Contact for the INTAMS library

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Postal Address


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Academic Board

Academic Board Intams

Philippe Bordeyne, Institut Catholique de Paris, France /

John Paul II institute, Rome

Attilio Danese, Università di Teramo, Italy

Elizabeth Davies, Theological Action Research Network, University of Roehampton, London, UK

Annemie Dillen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Giulia Paola Di Nicola, Università di Teramo, Italy

Paul Galea, University of Malta

Martin M. Lintner, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen, Italy

Donna Orsuto, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome, Italy

Elzbieta Osewska, State Higher Vocational School Tárnow, Poland

Basilio Petrà, Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Centrale, Florence, Italy

Richard M. Rymarz, The Broken Bay Institute, Pennant Hills, Australia

Todd A. Salzmann, Creighton University, Omaha, USA

Jochen Sautermeister, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

Kerstin Schlögl-Flierl, Universität Augsburg, Germany

Clare Watkins, University of Roehampton, London , UK

Honorary Members

Gisbert Greshake, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Walter Kirchschläger, Universität Luzern, Switzerland
† Enda McDonagh, St. Patrick's College Maynooth, Ireland

Herwi Rikhof, Katholieke Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Adrian Thatcher, The University of Exeter, UK
Alfons Vansteenwegen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


† Godfried Cardinal Danneels, Mechelen

Prof. Klaus Demmer, Rome
† Carlo Cardinal M. Martini, Milano
Dr. & Mrs † Jack & † Edith Dominian, London
Prof. Ladislas Örsy, Washington