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In a letter dated 29 May 2020, the Provincial of the former Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus announced his decision to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021.  You may read the Provincial’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.


While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville.  The Jesuit Center will continue to offer retreats and other programs for spiritual renewal, and to host groups, through August 2021.  You can see our 2021 program calendar here.


Mrs. Kathia Arango


Rev. George W. Bur, SJ

Board Chair


Mr. Joseph D. Burke, Esq.

Board Secretary


Br. Christopher Derby, SJ (ex officio)

Executive Director


Mr. P. Michael Ehlerman

Board Treasurer


Dr. Thomas F. Flynn


Ms. Michele Gilfillan


Ms. Kathleen Haser


Rev. Herbert B. Keller, SJ


Rev. Brendan G. Lally, SJ


Ms. Mary C. McGreal


Mr. John R. Morahan


Mr. Kevin P. Moran


Mrs. Linda K. Robinson

Board Vice-Chair


Rev. George M. Witt, SJ

MAR Provincial Representative


Meet Our Staff:

Dedicated, compassionate, experienced...

Just some of the words that describe our staff.

Please meet them by clicking on their name.



Christopher Derby, SJ, Executive Director


Susan Baker


Andrew Dotter


Alisha Forcinio


Frank Kaminski, SJ


Melinda Leonowitz


Anita Wood



Associate DIrectors


Board of Trustees