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Did You Know?

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

Susan has been a full-time member of the program and directing staff for twenty-four years and during that time served as Director for ten years.  She is now a part-time member of the staff, engaged in spiritual direction and retreat ministry.  Susan holds a Master's degree in English from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction from Chestnut Hill College.  Prior to her ministerial experience at the Jesuit Center, Susan was involved in the fields of elementary and secondary education for twenty-five years.  Susan and her husband live in the Wernersville area. 



If you have any questions about our Spiritual Growth retreats or programs, please email Melinda Leonowitz


Susan Baker

Spiritual Growth | Susan Baker


Meet Our Staff:

Dedicated, compassionate, experienced...

Just some of the words that describe our staff.

Please meet them by clicking on their name.


Susan Bowers Baker


Jack Barron, SJ


Christopher Derby, SJ, Executive Director


David A. Gross


Frank Kaminski, SJ


Deb Kirlin


Melinda Leonowitz