Jesuit Retreat House Staff
SR. EILEEN CURRIE, M.S.C.
After spending twenty-four years in various levels of education, including serving as president of Cabrini College from 1982 to 1992, Eileen completed a master’s degree in spirituality at Creighton University. She then completed a residential internship program in retreat direction for the Spiritual Exercises at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience in spiritual direction and in giving conference retreats for groups.
FR. VINCENT E. HOVLEY, S.J.
holds a doctorate in mystical theology. His primary work has been spiritual direction and retreats. He also has lived and worked with the homeless of New York and Denver, taught theology, and directed a Jesuit leadership training program.
FR. E. EDWARD KINERK, S.J.
was ordained in 1972. He received his doctorate in Spiritual Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. His first assignment was to Sacred Heart Retreat House from 1975 to 1979. In subsequent years he has served as Novice Director, Provincial of the Missouri Province of Jesuits, President of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, and currently as director at Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House.
FR. PAUL B. PATIN, S.J.
since his ordination in 1973 he has, among other ministries, served as pastor at Jesuit parishes, staff associate at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, and retreat director at the Jesuit Spirituality Center and at Our Lady of the Oaks, both in Louisiana. His most treasured ministry involves using Ignatian spirituality in helping people at all the varied moments of their faith journey.
FR. HANH D. PHAM, S.J.
was born and raised in Vietnam and followed his family to immigrate to Denver in 1991. He entered the Jesuits in 1997 and was ordained in 2008. He has a master’s degree in counseling and a Licentiate (advanced master’s degree) in Ignatian Spirituality. He is experienced in spiritual direction, directing retreats, and directing the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life.
holds a doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures. She taught at Union College and Fairfield University, where she also served as Associate Director of Collegium, a national organization of Catholic colleges and universities that sponsors colloquies on faith and intellectual life. Paula completed her training in spiritual direction and the Spiritual Exercises through the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver (ISP-D). She served as the ISP-D Director for six years. Paula offers spiritual direction, directs individual and group retreats, gives the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life and as a Thirty-Day retreat, and supervises spiritual directors in training. She is a wife and mother.
is in her thirteenth year at the retreat house. She completed a two-year course in spiritual direction and a four-year biblical course through the Archdiocese of Denver. She offers spiritual direction, directs individual retreats, and accompanies others through the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life. She is married and has two grown children.