Her ministry includes animating directed and guided retreats, teaching, preaching, writing, poetry, artwork, and facilitation of theological reflection on a wide range of subjects, all in the wisdom of Franciscan spirituality and presence.
Sr. Georgene is the author of several books, including Sabbath Bread: For Personal Sacred-Searching and Group Faith-sharing; Sipping Wisdom, Savoring Her Passion; Book I: Insights from our Everyday Experiences; Book II: Insights from the Inner Life; Icons of My Soul, Stories and Images from the Inner Silence; and Bread and Lace: A Collection of Poems, Watercolors and Photos.
Sr. Georgene is a core facilitator at the Tau Center and has contributed numerous articles, blogs and poems to several global organizations.
Jeanne Connolly is the Director of Charism and Mission and 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree. Learn More...
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...