Sr. Mary Ann Spangler, a Sister of the Humility of Mary, brings many years of educational and retreat/spiritual direction experience. She is presently a certified, full-time Spiritual Companion to young adults on college campuses and beyond as well as faciltator of the person your really are, discernment of next steps, transition, healthy relationships and ways of praying. Areas I am willing to serve: Greater Cleveland area


Paula is a retreat leader and spiritual director with more than 20 years experience ministering to young adults - as a campus minister at John Carroll University, and as a program director with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and Jesuit Retreat House. She is married and the mother of two teenage daughters.


I am available to serve on the East or West side of Cleveland I am a married mom of six adult children, part-time instructor in the Theology and Religious Studies department at John Carroll University and spiritual director/retreat leader. I really enjoy working with young adults. I consider it a privilege to accompany individuals as they explore the "big questions" of life with God.



Areas willing to serve: Akron/South, West side, Cleveland, East side Retired with 38 years in public service and responsible for financial management, information technology, risk management and strategic planning. Member of Assumption Church, Broadview Heights and an Oblate of St. Benedict, St. Andrew Abbey. Certified by JCU Ignatian Spirituality Institute; BA Economics and MBA (CWRU); taught and presented at various area colleges. Married with 2 daughters.



Debbie has enjoyed helping others identify the presence of God in their lives for a long time. She especially enjoys ministering with women. Among other credentials, she is certified in The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Utilizing art, music, poetry and nature as she guides others, she sums up her perspective on the spiritual life with a line from a Paul Simon song: "These are the days of miracle and wonder..." Areas you are willing to serve: primarily in the Brecksville/Broadview Heights area....then West side Cleveland ... would also consider Akron way .... and South East (Macedonia, Hudson, Northfield etc.)


Fr. Michael was recently ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland and assigned to St. Mary Parish, Berea. As a certified spiritual director, he has companioned others in their spiritual journey and assisted with Busy Student Retreats at Case Western Reserve University. He is committed to helping others grow in their relationship with God, not only through prayer, but through service.



I consider myself so blessed—the opportunities and gifts I have been given over the years are countless—from the time I was a child, right up to the present moment. God’s grace is abundant and as a spiritual director I feel it a privilege to share what I have received. As a Sister of Notre Dame, I have spent many years in education as teacher, coach and guidance counselor, as well as a number of years in service positions in our community —all of which have deepened and stretched me and given me innumerable opportunities for growth and to assist others in their growth as well. I have found that the training I received as a spiritual director has continued to provide me opportunities for my own personal growth and to assist others in their growth and in deepening their relationship with God as well. Areas I am willing to serve: Eastside Cleveland, near Westside


Sr. Kate has been engaged in spiritual direction with young adults since 2002. She brings to this ministry her own experience of prayer, retreats, and of being directed by wonderful spiritual directors. She has a background in education and counseling as well as spiritual direction. Sister believes that we can find God in the “stuff” of our everyday lives, and that reflecting on our experiences with a trusted spiritual companion will help us to recognize God’s loving invitations so that we can respond with inner freedom and peace. Location: Cleveland area. Availability of days and times varies. Sr. Kate is willing to use SKYPE for meetings


Rich Jerdonek guides retreats in daily life, student retreats on college campuses, ongoing direction, and group retreats. He is a graduate of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute (ISI) at John Carroll and serves at St. Ignatius High School, ISI, and the Jesuit Retreat House in their spirituality programs. Rich earned his MBA from Stanford and MS and BS from Case Western Reserve Universities. Rich and his wife Julie also volunteer to help those in need. They have three sons and six grandchildren and are parishioners at St. Basil’s in Brecksville. Areas I am willing to serve: Cleveland, southern Cuyahoga County, and northern Summit County



I am a spiritual director, wife and mother of four adult sons. I have been privileged to meet with people from college aged through more seasoned adults. I see spiritual direction as a time to get to know yourself, God and how your faith impacts your life. Areas I am willing to serve: East or West side of Cleveland


John is married to Christine, and they have three children: Erica, Matthew and Sarah. In August 2003, he began his tenure as the Director of Campus Ministry at John Carroll University. Prior to coming to Cleveland, John served as the Director of the Newman Catholic Student Center at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, IL, and as the Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Belleville, IL. He was also the Director of the Catholic Student Center for the University of Miami, in Florida and Director of Campus Ministry and adjunct instructor of Old Testament at Ursuline College. He is a certified Ignatian Spiritual Director and has a Master’s degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in Scripture. He has been a full time, lay minister in the Catholic Church since 1981. Areas I am willing to serve: East side Cleveland and Geauga County

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