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.

Bob BurnhamBob Burnham, OFS

In addition to being a certified spiritual director, Bob practices Ignatian spirituality and integrates the practice and philosophy of tai chi into his particular way of finding God in all things.


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.


Sr. 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.


Sharon Devo

Sharon's intention is to be fully present with you in the space and silence, to allow your inner wisdom and the still small voice of the divine to emerge and be heard.


Linda HeyingLinda Heying

Linda finds it a privilege to walk with another on their journey. She is a spiritual director trained in the contemplative model at Shalem Institute in Maryland, and a Christian who follows the wisdom lineage of many traditions.


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.


Jill Manaco Jill Monaco

Jill Monaco is spiritual director, a certified Life Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and an ordained minister.


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.


Ellen SheafferEllen Sheaffer

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


Lori Thibeau Lori Thibeau

For Lori, spiritual direction is a contemplative, confidential space to share your deepest longings, frustrations, prayers and sense of purpose.


Annette WulfAnnette Wulf

Annette was recently commissioned in spiritual direction through the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation. She feels humbled each time she enters a companioning relationship through spiritual direction to experience the power and grace the Holy Spirit brings into our time. 


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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