Our team

Lucy Bethel is a Sister of Providence of St. Vincent de  Paul and director of the Centre. Sister Lucy participates  in the ministry of spiritual direction and retreat work as  well as the facilitation of days of reflection for parishes  and special interest groups.  

Dolores Hall is delighted to be a part of our ministry  team and to offer the gift of her ‘listening heart’ to  those who come here. She is grateful for her rich  experience of many years as a spiritual director and  teacher/facilitator throughout the country and  elsewhere.  You can contact her at Dolores@psck.org

Ingrid Lacis  coordinates all group bookings and  program registrations. She is our “friendly voice” of  welcoming. Ingrid brings a rich experience in systems  and administration and considers herself blessed to be  “the one who welcomes” guests to the Centre. She  finds spiritual renewal while delighting in God’s  creation on the trails and lake by her country home.

Helen Russell is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. As a retired teacher and a former parish pastoral minister, she is excited about ministry in retreat and spiritual direction.  With a keen interest in social justice, she enjoys exploring and helping others explore new understandings, insights and images of God.

Mieke Van Geest, part-time  staff at the Centre, assists with  hospitality, promotion and admini-stration. Mieke is a photographic artist and teacher, and also works as an art therapist. She takes joy in helping others  discover  their creativity and their spiritual centre.    

We also welcome and rely on the assistance of experienced spiritual directors, retreat directors /group facilitators:

Bill Gervais is a diocesan deacon serving as a Pastoral Minister at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Amherstview. He has advanced degrees in pastoral ministry and spirituality. He has served as Director of Pastoral Care Services at Hotel Dieu Hospital and more recently has been involved in retreat work, spiritual direction, diaconal formation, and authors a monthly religion column in the Kingston Whig Standard.

Denise Bérubé is a Sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal (CND). She recently moved to Kingston and welcomes the opportunity to participate in the ministry of Providence Spirituality Centre as a guest spiritual director and group/retreat facilitator, a ministry dear to her heart. Sister Denise is fluently bilingual and can offer one-on-one spiritual direction in English or in French.  

Contact Us

Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4


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