Souljourners Faculty 

S. Micaela Randolph

 

Micaela Randolph, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine community of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Ks.  She serves as a staff member at Sophia Center.  Micaela earned an MA in Christian spirituality and a certification in spiritual direction from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  Micaela is a former director of Initial formation for her community.  She is now the director of Souljourners, a program of spiritual formation and skill building for those training to become spiritual directors.

 

 

S. Mary Elizabeth Schweiger

 

Mary Elizabeth Schweiger, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine community in Atchison, Kansas. She serves as a staff member at Sophia Center and works in the Souljourners program. She received a Master's degree in Theology from St. John's in Collegeville, Minnesota, and an MA in Christian spirituality from Creighton, Omaha, Nebraska, with certification as a spiritual director. She serves a a consultant for other Benedictine communities. She served her community as sub-prioress for twelve years.

 

 



S. Marcia Ziska

Marcia Ziska, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine community of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Ks.  Currently, she is associate director of Sophia Center. She served her community as vocation minister and director of pastoral care in Dooley Center. Having a passion for monastic life, she coordinated a renewal program for Benedictine women world-wide in Rome, Italy for eight years. A member of the Association of Professional Chaplains since 1985, her clinical pastoral certification is from Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Ks. She earned an MA and certification in spiritual direction from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, in 1990 and a certificate in spiritual gerontology from the Johnson Institute in 2008.

 

 

S. Evelyn Gregory

 

Evelyn Gregory, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine community of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Ks.  She studied theology at Aquinas Institute and earned an MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, with certification as a Spiritual Director. She was a teacher and principal for many years.  She also is a former director of initial formation for her community.  She currently is involved in ministry as a spiritual director, retreat director, oblate director and staff person in the Souljourners program.

 

 

 


Mary Pat Johnson, SCL, is a member of the Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth, Kansas.  She received a BA in theology from the University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas; an MA in religious studies from Gonzaga University, and an MA in christian spirituality with a certification in spiritual direction from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Presently, Mary Pat is director of mission at Christo Rey High School, Kansas City, Missouri. Other topics of interest for Mary Pat are Jungian psychology, dreamwork, Christian contemplative meditation, and Vincentian spirituality.

 

 

 

Mary Kay Whitacre has worked in pastoral ministry in the Catholic Church for 35 years.  Currently she is RCIA director for St. Thomas More Parish, Kansas City, Missouri.  Mary Kay received an MA from Seattle University and her undergraduate degree from Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri, where she is an adjunct instructor and campus ministry assistant. A 2005 graduate of Souljourners, Mary Kay received her spiritual direction certificate. She has been in a life-giving marriage for over 30 years and is a proud mother of two independent young adults.  As a practicing spiritual director and supervisor, she is personally cultivating a spirituality for the second half of life.

Our Ecumenical Faculty

Rev. Dr. Jim Brandt (Lutheran)
Kansas City, MO

Rev. Jim Gordon (Presbyterian)
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Kathryn Damiano (Quaker)
Wichita, KS

Dr. Vern Barnet (Unitarian Universalist)
Kansas City, MO

Sister Lucy Slinger, Ph.D, FSPA (Roman Catholic)
LaCrosse, WI

Fr. James Blumeyer, SJ (Roman Catholic)
Kansas City, MO

Lucy Abbott-Tucker (Roman Catholic)
Berwin, IL

Dr. Ernest Jenkins (Lutheran)
Lawrence, KS

Phillip St. Romain (Roman Catholic)
Wichita, KS

Lisa Whitlow (Episcopalian)
Kansas City, MO

Need more information, contact

Sister Micaela Randolph, OSB

Director of Souljourners

Sophia Center

751 South 8th Street

 Atchison, Kansas 66002

micaela@mountosb.org

913-360-6160


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