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.
Mary Clair, Booking Coordinator is the newest member of our team. She is enjoying life’s journey and its experiences and appreciates how fortunate she is to be working in this unique environment while learning more about spirituality. Mary is happy to help the Centre’s retreatants and guests so they too will enjoy their time with us.
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.
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 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.