Our Staff

Our Jesuits

Bruce Maivelett, S.J., Retreat Director (email hidden; JavaScript is required)
Bruce comes to us from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia, PA. He has been a Jesuit for 36 years and a priest for 25. He holds a master’s degree in divinity and a licentiate degree in theology from the Weston School of Theology. He pursued doctoral studies in international relations at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Miami and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Centromaericana in El Salvador. Most of his apostolic work in the Society of Jesus has involved the formation of both Jesuits and lay men and women in Ignatian Spirituality.

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Our Staff

Maria Cressler. Executive Director (email hidden; JavaScript is required)
Maria G. Cressler is the Executive Director of Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center. She has been an active member of the Ignatius House ministry, promoting and attending retreats, directing individual retreats, and offering spiritual direction.  Prior to working at Ignatius House, she held the position of Director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Smyrna.  From 1993 to 2002, she also served as the Director of Youth Ministries at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Auburn, Alabama. Maria has a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Georgia State University, a Master of Theological Studies and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Spring Hill College.

Sharon Machek (email hidden; JavaScript is required)
Registrar/Retreat Coordinator

Theresa Gaeta Andretta (email hidden; JavaScript is required)
Group Coordinator

Karen Thomas
Music & Liturgy Director
Community Outreach Coordinator

Lake Dawson
Kitchen Manager/Chef

Sandra Brumelow
Kitchen Staff

Margie Esposito
Kitchen Staff & Housekeeping

Loida Underwood
Kitchen Staff & Housekeeping

Frank Ringle
Accountant

Bob Wilhelm
Grounds & Maintenance Manager