Alison Umminger Mattison
Jackie Sullivan

John and his wife Alice-Marie moved to Decatur from Virginia in 2019. He trained as a spiritual director in a two-year program called Ruah at Richmond Hill, an ecumenical monastery in Richmond, Va. He was a member of the faculty for the following six years, leading retreats on discernment, spiritual growth, and handling shame. John’s…

Bev Sauer

Nancy O’Neill has been active in spiritual companionship since 1981. She received her Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1991, and trained as a hospital chaplain as an intern and later as a resident in Atlanta’s Tri-Hospital Clinical Pastoral Education Program from 1992 to 1993. Nancy is currently in charge of…

Suzie Hawkins
Brad Hamrlik
Brad Hamrlik

Ashley Buffington is a Certified Spiritual Director (Zeitgeist Atlanta) and a licensed therapist, specializing in anxiety, trauma, and addiction. In 2009, she received her Master of Science in community counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga. One day in class in 2008, Ashley had an encounter with God that changed the trajectory of her faith,…

Michele Berrell is a theology teacher at St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, Ga. and has been at there since 2002. She teaches the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Michle received a B.S. in Education from Georgia State University, and a Masters of Theological Studies and Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Spring…

Mary Maio is a practicing Roman Catholic, having converted from Protestantism. She enjoys the ministries of RCIA, Tribunal Advocate for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and St. Vincent de Paul secondary caseworker. Mary looks forward to her new opportunity to collaborate with the Ignatian Spirituality Project, which offers overnight retreats to women recovering from addiction. She…