53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627


  • Jennifer Schimmel, Executive Director
  • Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP, Foundress, Gardener, Sabbatical Team, Spiritual Director

 Administrative Team

  • JoAnn Bourquard, Retreat Coordinator and Spiritual Director
  • Cindy Lees, Financial Services
  • Deb Ondo, Program and Marketing Manager
  • Trisha Riga, Registrar and Hosted Groups Coordinator
  • Donna O'Connor, Administrative Assistant
  • Jean Risk, Administrative Assistant

Operations Team

  • Wayne Cumberlander, Plant Manager
  • Jennifer Moynihan, Head Chef
  • Nancy Huges, Part-time Cook
  • Daniel O'Connor, Assistant to Plant Manager
  • Dulce Pimentel, Head Housekeeper

Earth Caretakers

  • Kathleen Kitka, Arboretum Consultant
  • Mary Haberstroh, Gardener

Program Committee

  • Yvonne Boudreau, ASP
  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Ann McGaharn, ASP
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Sr. Elizabeth Oleksak, SP
  • Deb Ondo, Program and Marketing Manager
  • The Rt Rev. Gordon Scruton
  • Jenn Schimmel, Executive Director

Spiritual Direction

  • Jo Ann Bourquard
  • Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP
  • Donna O’Connor
  • Sr. 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