Spirituality Programs

We are proud to host to such a diverse group of facilitators throughout the year that bring a rich mix of backgrounds, education, experience and practices to Wheaton and the surrounding communities. 

Every season, Tau Center offers a fresh selection of special spirituality programs and events, alongside ongoing sessions such as meditation and centering prayer. From programs provided by Wheaton Franciscans to well-known national presenters, we strive to provide our participants an atmosphere where they can find something comfortable at Tau Center no matter where they are along their spiritual journey.

Interested in facilitating a program at Tau Center? Please contact Sharon Devo at 630-909-6809 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Find out more about this season’s current facilitators:

Jeanne Connolly

Jeanne Connolly

Jeanne Connolly has more than 30 years of leadership, management, training, and consulting experience. She holds an Ed.D. in Adult Education/Human Resource Development from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. 

Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Sr. Glenna is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister and serves as a Community Outreach & Retreat specialist with more than 25 years experience in group facilitation and retreat leadership, specializing in contemplative prayer and worship, scripture study, and creative spirituality.

Laura Desmarais

Laura Desmarais

Laura explored meditation while living in India ten years ago. Since then, she has explored Centering Prayer and has been influenced by Thomas Keating and Cynthia Bourgeault.

Sharon Devo

Sharon Devo

Sharon is on staff at Tau Center as Director and Program Specialist. With a nearly 30 year meditation practice, rooted in desert spirituality and eastern traditions, she creates space in her life for solitude and silence daily.

Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Sr. Pat Irr 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 and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, along with 20 years of experience in ministry at the Institute for Pastoral Leadership.

Karen Hurley Kuchar

Karen Hurley Kuchar

Karen Hurley Kuchar is a leadership coach and consultant to nonprofits. As a life-long writer and reader, she is fascinated by both the power and beauty of words. She started Wisdom Writing Circles using the Amherst writing method that inspired her writing through using prompts and positive feedback.

Christine Kroon

Christine Kroon

Chris is a RTY 200 Registered Yoga Teacher with a special certification in Yoga to Transform Trauma since 2016. She also practices Zen Meditation with the Empty Circle Zen Group of NWI led by Senior Dharma Teacher Jerry Ashmore which she incorporates into her Yoga teachings.

Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF, D.Min.

Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF, D.Min.

Georgene L. Wilson is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister.  She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois. Georgene lives in silence and solitude and offers spiritual presence and services from her home in Wheaton, IL.

Therese Yonikus

Therese Yonikus

Therese is a longtime friend of the Wheaton Franciscans. She is a licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Illinois and has Certifications in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy. Therese also is a clinical aromatherapist and loves sharing the connection of Essential Oils as companions in life.

Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Sr. Glenna is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister and serves as a Community Outreach & Retreat specialist with more than 25 years experience in group facilitation and retreat leadership. Learn More...

Sr. Georgene Wilson, OSF

Sr. Georgene is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister.  She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree. Learn More...

 

Sharon Devo

Sharon is on staff at Tau Center as Director and Program Specialist. With a nearly 30 year meditation practice, rooted in desert spirituality and eastern traditions. Learn More...