Spiritual Directors

Jim Broderick King

has been a teacher in Jesuit high schools for his entire professional career after completing his studies in Latin and Greek. As a teacher and also as an adult convert to Catholicism, he has developed a deep love for Ignatian spirituality. Currently, while still teaching at his alma mater Regis Jesuit High School, he serves as the school’s Ignatian Identity Coordinator. In that role he enjoys helping to foster the spiritual life of the school through faculty training and support, student and adult retreats, spiritual direction, and a concentration on the spirituality of social justice. He has done his spiritual direction training with the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver and continues his involvement there through retreats, individual direction, directing people in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life, and training and supervising spiritual directors. He is a husband and father of two daughters.

John Craig, SJ

has been a Jesuit for 51 years. He taught high school in St. Louis during most of that time, teaching English, Theater, Speech, and Dance. He has directed over a hundred shows. He is very interested in the relationship between the arts, theology, and spirituality. He worked with the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago teaching mime. He has directed individuals in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life. Through the Program, he offers spiritual direction and leads retreats.

Joe Damhorst, SJ

entered the Jesuits in 1955 and was ordained in 1968. He holds a Masters of Natural Science from the University of South Dakota and a Masters of Divinity from St. Louis University. He has served as Vocation Director, Pastor, Associate Pastor, Mission Director, and Chaplain for communities from Missouri to the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation to Belize to Colorado. He currently serves as a Chaplain for the Kateri Catholic Community in Lakewood. In the Ignatian Spirituality Program, he leads group retreats and offers spiritual direction. He is the youngest of four children and has 12 nieces and nephews, 18 grand-nieces and nephews, and 22 great grand-nieces and nephews!

Paula Sapienza

holds a doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures and was a professor at Union College and Fairfield University. She served as Associate Director of Collegium, a national organization of Catholic colleges and universities that sponsors colloquies on faith and intellectual life. She completed her training in spiritual direction and the Spiritual Exercises through the Ignatian Spirituality Program and is a former Director of the Program. She offers spiritual direction and supervises spiritual directors. She is a wife and a mother.

Lyn Tran

was born and raised in Vietnam before successfully escaping from the Communists and coming to the United States in 1990. She was raised Catholic but only found her true Catholic roots and graced identity through Ignatian Spirituality in 2004. After that powerful, life-changing experience, Lyn devoted her life to helping others in their spiritual quests. She actively ministers to her Vietnamese community, especially young adults, giving workshops and retreats. She holds a bachelors degree in Religious Studies and a masters degree in Ignatian Spirituality. She completed the Spiritual Exercises and her training in spiritual direction through the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver, and she accompanies individuals in spiritual direction and the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

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