Sister Anita M. Constance, SC, is the author of several spiritual books, and is experienced in giving retreats and workshops. She received her MS from Fordham University, NY, in Religious Studies, and is a certified spiritual director. She presently offers retreats, spiritual direction, grief support, and Healing Touch. Her experience includes ministry as a Pastoral Associate for the Paterson Diocese, Director of Pastoral Care at Saint Anne Villa, and Director of Xavier Retreat Center both in Convent Station, NJ.
Sister Chris Koellhoffer, a Sister Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, engages in Mobile Spirituality Ministry, offering retreats, presentations, and enrichment programs on the road. Her background is in communications and spirituality, with professional experience in education, communications, pastoral work, and leadership. Chris is also a spiritual director and author of several books. She serves as a regular contributor to Living Faith and Creative Communications for the parish. Visit her blog, Mining the Now, at chriskoellhofferihm.org. hyperlink
Sister Claire McNichol, a Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, is presently a pastoral associate for Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Collingswood, NJ. Trained in Spiritual Direction at Sisters of Saint Joseph Center for Spirituality, she also holds a Master’s degree in Theology from Saint Bonaventure University. Claire has conducted Mid-Life Directions workshops, assisted in the Upper Room Formation Program for Spiritual Directors, and directs summer retreats at Saint Mary’s by the Sea, Cape May Point, NJ. She enjoys doing ongoing spiritual direction along with her parish ministry.
LuAnn Sgrecci O’Connell is a spiritual director, retreat leader, homeschool co-op literature teacher and mother of five adult children whom she and her husband homeschooled from birth through high school. She received spiritual direction training through Oasis Ministries and has an MS in Public Policy Analysis and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester. She is involved in liturgical ministries at her church. Learning and helping others learn has been a theme throughout her life. LuAnn’s interests reflect God as Creator, Artist and Teacher: reading, writing, creativity, nature and contemplative living.