Spiritual Directors

Jim Broderick King

Jim 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

FrJohn 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.

Mary T. McEnany

Mary is a Denver native and a cradle Catholic educated through high school at St Francis de Sales Parish in South Denver.  She attended the University of Colorado through medical school, graduating in 1976; she finished residency in 1984.   She has been a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish since 2005 and through the parish became interested in Ignatian Spirituality.  For 34 years she was a staff physician at Denver VA Medical Center where she was involved in treating veterans of the armed forces as well as teaching residents and medical and nursing students.   Retired in 2018, she now serves in multiple capacities at Loyola Parish.  She trained in the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver.   Her involvement as a Volunteer at Roxborough State Park since 1993, taught her to see God in all things.  In her work as a spiritual director, she invites others to experience the beauty of the physical universe and to grow in relationship with Christ as a personal friend.

Joe Lagan

Joe first encountered Ignatian Spirituality while earning his Masters of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He has found great freedom through the Spiritual Exercises  of Saint Ignatius and welcomes the opportunity to support others in their own spiritual journeys through the Exercises, retreats and spiritual direction. Prior to taking his position as Director for the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver Joe taught high school theology where along with other teaching responsibilities, chairing the Theology Department, coaching and leading retreats, he was excited to develop a senior level course in Ignatian Spirituality that he taught for several years. Joe has served as a college campus minister at several universities and also worked as a hospital chaplain. He is trained through the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver and completed the post masters certificate in spiritual formation at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Joe offers spiritual direction through the Program and coordinates the Program’s offerings. He is a husband and father.

Lyn Tran

Lyn 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.

Kathy GillKathy Gill enjoys the hopeful nature of Ignatian spirituality and finds encouragement in seeing how God works in the life of each person. Since embarking on her own journey with an Ignatian focus, she has witnessed the effects of God’s generosity in her life and in the lives of those she encounters in spiritual direction. 
Kathy has served in parish ministry as a director of adult faith formation /RCIA and has also taught in Catholic schools. She is a graduate of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and the Archdiocesan Catechetical School. She completed her formation as a spiritual director and guide for the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) with the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver. Kathy is married and is the mother of two adult children. She loves reading poetry, tending plants, and listening to both friends and strangers. 

Maria JennettMaria, was born and raised in Madrid, Spain where she graduated from the Universidad Complutense with a degree in Business Administration. She moved to the United States in 1976 after meeting her future husband in her native country.  She worked for Continental Illinois National Bank, one of the two largest banks in Chicago. After she became a mother, she worked in volunteer positions at various organizations, including Project Safeguard, a non-profit institution which provides support for victims of domestic violence; the American Red Cross; and Welcome To Colorado, an international women’s group containing over 300 members, where she served on the executive board of directors for over five years. She taught Spanish at Bradford Elementary and Berlitz Language Center. She obtained a four-year certificate from the Denver Biblical School. When Maria became interested in Ignatian Spirituality, she began a journey of transformation and renewal in her spirituality. She completed the training as a spiritual director through Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver, and she currently offers direction to those interested in developing a relation with the Lord. Maria is a wife, mother and grandmother.
Rocio LakeWas raised Catholic and has enjoyed serving in different churches in different capacities. Through Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises she reawakened her spiritual passion. This empowered her to complete the Spiritual Direction training at the Ignatian Spirituality Program in Denver. Rocio currently works at St. Benedict’s Monastery and serves as a Spiritual Director. She holds a degree in Biology and Health Management. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years. She is married and enjoys traveling, hiking, learning, and sharing life with others.
Sr. Peg Maloney,RSM Sister Peg Maloney, RSM is a Sister of Mercy and a native of Denver CO. Prior to professing final vows in the 80’s. Peg experienced the full Ignatian 30 day Spiritual Exercises Retreat and found that to be a major transformation in prayer and her relationship with Jesus Christ as a Sister of Mercy. Peg has been engaged in spiritual direction and directing retreats for over 20 years. Peg taught Religious Studies and worked in Mission Advancement at Regis University for 15 years, and prior to that worked in the Diocese of Colorado Springs and the Archdiocese of Denver. Much of that work included working with Catholic Social Teaching and the responsibility we have to act justly and compassionately in our world. Most recently, Peg served on the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the West Midwest for 3 years in Omaha, NE.  She also teaches in the Christian Spirituality Summer Program at Creighton, educating and training new spiritual directors. Peg has a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Community Leadership with an emphasis in Spiritual Direction from Regis University.
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