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In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.


Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding

and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

That is enough for me.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

Thomas Bachhuber, Ed.D.

Dr. Thomas Bachhuber is President of the Board and Executive Director of The Center for Life Transitions, Inc. His LifeSHIFT: Work and the Christian Journey weekend retreat is offered throughout the country, combining career/work/retirement planning with spiritual exploration.


Tom was Director of the Career Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and also the University of Maryland-College Park.  He held an Adjunct Faculty position in UWM’s Educational Psychology Department. As a consultant, he provided training, research and recruitment strategies for Fortune 500 companies like Merck, Phizer, Kraft Foods, Deloitte and Touche, Pepsi Cola Bottling and Goldman Sachs.  


Dr. Bachhuber’s published books include Directions: a Guide to Career Planning (Houghton-Mifflin), A Parent’s Guide to Helping Their Children with Educational and Career Decisions (Abbey Press) and three editions of the The Best Graduate Business Schools (Macmillan/Simon Schuster).


Tom was an elder at North Branch Reformed Church in North Branch, New Jersey,  where he counseled seminarians  and led workshops at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He is presently on the leadership team in establishing the Ignatian Volunteer Corps-Milwaukee, which provides volunteer service opportunities and spiritual formation for retired adults.


Tom’s  Doctorate and Masters in Counseling are from the University of Virginia.