Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Directors

Our Spiritual Directors are available to accompany you in a process of reflection and response rooted in the sharing of your own sacred stories and spiritual issues.

Through friendly and compassionate listening and gentle inquiry, spiritual direction helps awaken you to the Divine in all of life and helps you to notice God’s presence in the moments of daily life. If you are interested in spiritual direction, please contact any of the following Tau Center trained and Certified Spiritual Directors below.

Sr. Rosemarie Burian, OSFSr. Rosemarie Burian, OSF

I am a certified Spiritual Director and Healing Touch practitioner. I use energy work as a tool for spiritual direction. Those who come for spiritual direction also receive various techniques for keeping their energies in balance.


Alice CarrollAlice Carroll

Alice Carroll is an associate in ministry with the Wheaton Franciscans. She received a certificate of completion in the Spiritual Direction Preparation Program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.


Glenna CzachorSr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister with more than 25 years experience in group facilitation and retreat leadership, specializing in contemplative prayer and worship, scripture study, and creative spirituality.


Sr. Pat Irr, OSF Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Sr. Pat Irr, OSF, is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister and core facilitator at Tau Center. Sr. Pat has a Master’s Degree in Sacred Science from St. Bonaventure University along with 20 years of experience in ministry at the Institute for Pastoral Leadership.


Sr. Diane Przyborowski, OSFSr. Diane Przyborowski, OSF

Diane Przyborowski, OSF, is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister with a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling. Sr. Diane has more than 30 years of experience in spiritual companioning and presentations in the areas of holistic spirituality and Franciscan spirituality.


Joanne ShackelfordJoanne Shackelford

Joanne Shackelford has been a Spiritual Director since 2002. She graduated with a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Institute of Spiritual Companionship and earned a Master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University.


Ellen SheafferEllen Sheaffer

As a Spiritual Director, I am honored and humbled to walk with someone on their spiritual path and see the process as facilitating one's journey back to self. My areas of special interest are spirituality, women's issues, burn-out and cancer.


We need someone who encourages us when we are tempted to give it all up, to forget it all, to just walk away in despair… We need someone who can suggest to us when to read and when to be silent, which words to reflect upon and what to do when silence creates much fear and little peace.
– Henri Nouwen

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Directed Retreats

Looking for a spiritual companion on retreat?

At Tau Center, we offer Directed Retreats where you have time not only for solitary activities and contemplation, but also are given time to meet with a Spiritual Director

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