Sister Barbara Bir, OSU

Sister Barbara Bir, OSU, journey as a spiritual director began in 1999 under the training of Fr. Jim Keegan, SJ, and other fine spiritual directors in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  She has companioned people of varied faiths individually in private direction and in eight day private retreats at Kordes Retreat Center in Ferdinand, IN, and at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, OH. In addition she has served on teams who have given retreats to homeless women and with women who have survived sexual and/or domestic violence.  Her ministry also includes giving days of prayer through the Angela Merici Center and other places.

Reverend Kevin Burney

The Rev. Kevin Burney is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has been in ordained ministry for over 40 years. Kevin completed his training as a spiritual director through the Global Online Benedictine Spiritual Direction Program, a ministry of the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery. In addition, he holds an M.Div. in Pastoral Care and Counseling and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Kevin is committed to a life of contemplation and has a passion for walking with others as they listen for the still small voice of the Holy.

Sister Martha Buser, OSU

Sister Martha Buser, OSU, has been a spiritual director for over twenty years. She is the author of, Also in Your Midst: Reflections on the Spirituality of St. Angela Merici and has directed retreats around the country and internationally. Presently she listens to people as they share the stories of their lives in her home.

Sister Rita Dressman, OSU

Sister Rita Dressman, OSU, received her spiritual direction training at Mount Saint Joseph in Owensboro, KY.  She has been involved in education as a teacher, in parish ministry and ministries for the Ursuline Sisters.  She is grateful for the blessing of companioning others on their spiritual journey

Sister Clara Fehringer, OSU

Sister Clara Fehringer, OSU, has served as a spiritual director for many years and is currently serving as Parish Life Director at Saint Paul Parish in Lexington, Kentucky.  She received a Masters Degree at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, in Formative Spirituality. She has also served as a Campus Minister and as Director of Liturgy and Justice & Peace for the Diocese of Lexington, KY.

Joseph Grant

Joseph Grant, a native of Scotland, is an author, retreat director and spiritual director. As a former member of the Xaverian Missionaries, his ministry took him to Europe, Latin America and finally to the U.S. where he currently lives in inner-city Louisville, KY, with his wife and family.  Joe has a MDiv from the Catholic Theological Union.  He has been active in Spiritual Directors International and is blessed to serve on the team of spiritual directors for the St. Luke Center in Louisville. He has been privileged to offer spiritual accompaniment to a broad array of individuals and groups.

Sister Ruth Ann Haunz, OSU

Sister Ruth Ann Haunz, OSU, has been a spiritual director for over 30 years.  She did her training at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio, and with the Archdiocese of Louisville.  She has been a teacher and worked in various spiritual and pastoral ministries.  She welcomes walking with others on their spiritual journey.

Ginny Schaeffer

Ginny Schaeffer’s intention as a spiritual director is to enable others to “take a long, loving look at what is real” in their lives so that they might catch a glimpse of the REAL for themselves.  Ginny was trained through the Spiritual Direction Practicum offered through the Archdiocese of Louisville and was invited to return as a trainer, which she did for six years.  She is currently the director of The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality.

Reverend Glenn Williams

Reverend Glenn Williams is the executive director of the St. Matthews Pastoral Counseling Center and is a licensed pastoral counselor in the state of Kentucky. When asked to describe his role as a spiritual director Glenn offered this: God who has spoken is not silent and still speaks within our noisy world.  Spiritual direction is discerning the one true voice among the many.