53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627


  • Elizabeth Walz, ASP, Executive Director
  • Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP, Foundress, Gardener, Sabbatical Team, Spiritual Director


Administrative Team

  • Jo Ann Bourquard, Retreat Coordinator and Spiritual Director
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ, Sabbatical Director and Spiritual Director
  • Bonnie Druschel, Marketing Coordinator and Photographer
  • Annette Lally, Administrative Coordinator
  • Cindy Lees, Financial Services
  • Donna O'Connor, BioSpiritual Focusing Coordinator, Spiritual Director 
  • Trisha Riga, Registrar and Hosted Groups Coordinator
  • Jean Risk, Program Manager

Operations Team

  • Jennifer Moynihan, Head Cook
  • Abigail Blishchik, James Robb, Rebekah Ryaboklyach, Assistant Cooks
  • Connor Corwin-Johnson, Mary Dugan, Marshal Kolosov, Emily Pitoniak,  Dietary Aides
  • Dulce Pimentel, Head Housekeeper
  • Wayne Cumberlander, Plant Manager
  • Daniel O'Connor, Summer Gardener

Program Committee

  • Yvonne Boudreau, ASP, Consultant
  • Jo Ann Bourquard, Consultant
  • Mary Pat Carr, SSJ, Consultant
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ, Consultant
  • Ann McGaharn, ASP, Consultant
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP, Consultant
  • Jean Risk
  • Liz Walz, ASP

Spiritual Direction

  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Jane Comerford, CSJ
  • Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Donna O’Connor
  • Elizabeth Oleksak, SP 
It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
- Mahatma Gandhi