Sister Jean Marie Holup, SS.C.M., is the spiritual director of Saint Cyril’s Spiritual Center. She received her M.A. in Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb., and completed her practicum at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, Wernersville, Pa. As an experienced spiritual director, she has witnessed the profound insights discovered through the working of the Holy Spirit during each person’s spiritual journey. She has been involved in retreat work on the East Coast, in several Midwestern States, and in Nova Scotia, Canada. For the past 25 years, she has accompanied laity, clergy of various denominations, and religious men and women throughout spiritual journeys.
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.
Madeleine Lane, SSND, MA, LMFT, is a School Sisters of Notre Dame and a licensed clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is the Founder of The Family Center with forty years of educational, spiritual direction and counseling experience, and is a grief specialist. She has degrees in education, pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, and an advanced degree in marriage and family therapy. In addition to spiritual direction and therapy at The Family Center, in St. Louis, MO, she serves as a international guest speaker, facilitator and workshop leader. For over 20 years, she has been adjunct professor at Creighton University’s International Spirituality Graduate Program, Aquinas Institute of Theology and Maryville University. Sister Madeleine is passionate about facilitating workshops and retreats in the area of good mental health, communication, compassion, grief and loss through life’s suffering, and traumas. She is from St. Louis, MO, and nurtures herself through wonderful friendships, movies, water and nature.