Our Spiritual Directors

  • Iain Radvan SJ (Directoris the Director of Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality in Melbourne. Until recently, he taught in Jesuit schools for 20 years (humanities). Iain has a Grad Dip in Counselling, and in Spiritual Direction, a Master’s degree in Theology, and has completed a year of CPE. Iain enjoys learning languages, working gently in the garden, and sailing as often as possible.
  • Sacha Bermudez-Goldman SJ is a Jesuit priest, giver of the Spiritual Exercises and a spiritual director. Sacha is a graduate of the Arrupe Program, has a Masters in Spiritual Direction, a Licentiate in Spiritual Theology and is currently completing a PhD in Spiritual Theology on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius in the lives of forcibly displaced persons.
  • Margaret Biviano has a background in education. She is especially interested in introducing Ignatian Spirituality to parishes and small groups.
  • Bill Brennan is a Spiritual Director with formal training in the Siloam and Arrupe programs. He assists at Campion in the formation and supervision of Spiritual Directors. Bill is also a community nurse working with people experiencing homelessness.
  • Jacinta Bright is a Spiritual Director and a giver of the Spiritual Exercises. She is a pastoral associate in a Melbourne parish and coordinates Campion’s work at Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale. Jacinta is married with four adult children.
  • Frank Burke is a Companion in the Ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with a Masters degree in Economics. He has a background in mediation of workplace conflict. Frank’s particular interests include the use of discernment in the making of major life decisions, the giving of Spiritual Exercises and the development of lay leadership in parishes through programs of Ignatian spirituality.
  • Angelo Campagna is a spiritual director and giver of the Spiritual Exercises. He has a background in human resource management, pastoral care, and theology. Angelo has a particular interest in the spirituality of young adults and men.
  • Patricia Chisholm is professionally qualified in nursing, theology and in Spiritual Direction. Her special interests are Ignatian Spirituality, individually guided retreats and spiritual direction. Patricia is married and is the mother of five children.
  • Margaret Claver FCJ (Campion Outreach) brings a background of living Ignatian Spirituality as a member of the Society of Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus. Margaret has a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction and enjoys giving retreats especially the First Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.
  • John Doenau SJ has experience in Ignatian Spirituality, retreats and Spiritual Direction. He brings wide experience in marital, sexual and personal counselling, as well as marriage enrichment programs to his spirituality ministry.
  • Terry Fanning (Campion Outreach) is a spiritual director. She holds a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction and has a background in nursing and midwifery. Her particular interests include individual spiritual direction, supervision and formation.
  • Margaret-Mary Flynn (Campion Outreach) has a background in education and is currently studying a Masters in Early Church spirituality. She has been working as a spiritual director at Campion and in the Diocese of Sandhurst offering the First Spiritual Exercises. She lives in Bendigo with her husband and has three adult children. Through her writing, she evangelises and engages people in prayer.
  • Patricia Hearity has a background in education, and is now a spiritual director and qualified pastoral supervisor with a Masters in Spirituality and an Arrupe and Siloam graduate. She takes Ignatian spirituality to parishes and to schools both in spiritual direction and retreat giving of First Spiritual Exercises. Pat engages in spiritual care for the elderly who live in the present moment in dementia, and has an interest in spiritual direction and retreats within the LGBT community. She is a member of Christian Life Community.
  • Joan Jennings has a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction. She is a Relationship Psychotherapist, an experienced supervisor and a member of the Campion Team at Corpus Christi, Greenvale. She believes that people’s stories are a starting point for healing and deepening relationship with themselves, each other and their God.
  • Margaret Lancaster is committed to Ignatian Spirituality with a Franciscan flavour, offering the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola in all its forms. She combines her background in clinical psychology and theology to companion others in their personal journeys with God in a holistic manner. She is an Arrupe graduate with a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction. As well as being on the Campion Retreat Team, she is involved in developing outreach in the Western Region.
  • Mandy Lane is a spiritual director, Giver of the Spiritual Exercises and facilitates retreats and prayer days throughout the year. She is passionate about encouraging others to connect more deeply with God and to live from a faith-centred heartspace. Mandy completed her Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction with Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation and is involved with the formation of students in the Arrupe Program.
  • Colleen Leonard SGS is an experienced Spiritual Director and retreat leader. She trained at Burlingame, California and Wellspring, Melbourne. Colleen has professional qualifications in education, theology and spirituality. She completed her Master in Pastoral Studies at Loyola University in Chicago.
  • Zena Liston is an experienced Supervisor. She has worked in education and Pastoral Care. Zena has a strong background in Ignatian spirituality and studied Theology at the Jesuit College in Paris. She grew up in Ireland and has a love of Celtic spirituality, music and nature. Zena also offers supervision and spiritual direction at Dandenong and at ‘Bass Hill Hermitage’.
  • Theresa Ma Qi Yuan SSpS is a spiritual director and a Giver of the Spiritual Exercises, with a background of working in formation in her Holy Spirit Sisters congregation. Theresa is a graduate of the Arrupe Program, and has a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction. She speaks both Mandarin and English and works in Spiritual Formation with the Catholic Chinese Community.
  • Tim Moloney CFC is a Christian Brother who is trained in spiritual direction and theology. Tim is an experienced primary and secondary teacher having worked in Australia and East Africa. Tim’s interest lies in formation and spirituality, especially understanding its connections with the universe story.
  • Margaret Moore RSM trained in spiritual direction at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago and completed her Masters at Loyola University, Chicago. She has also completed further training in retreat-giving and the Spiritual Exercises at St Bueno’s Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Wales.
  • Margaret Moran is a spiritual director and Giver of the Spiritual Exercises. She is a graduate of the Arrupe Program. Through her local church, she loves her work with refugees and the dislocated from the Thai/Burma border. She is married, with children and grandchildren.
  • Geraldine Naismith (Campion Outreach) is a psychologist in private practice within the Gippsland area. Geraldine trained as a Spiritual Director and a giver of the Spiritual Exercises through the Arrupe program. Her desire is to bring prayer days, retreats, and the Spiritual Exercises to all within country and regional Victoria. She is married with five adult children and grand children. She presently works in rural areas with the Outreach team within the Sale Diocese.
  • Anne Pate is a spiritual director and giver of the Spiritual Exercises. She has a background in social work and community sector research, and is a graduate of the Arrupe program at Sentir, with a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction. Together with her husband, she facilitates an emerging church community, which meets in a Collingwood pub. Having personally experienced its transformative effects, she is motivated by the desire to share Ignatian spirituality, particularly with people on the margins of the established churches.
  • Robert Paterson has a background in theological education in Melbourne, Hong Kong and London, is married and a grandfather. Formed as a spiritual director at Heart of Life and as a giver of the Spiritual Exercises at Campion, he is interested in the roles of the imagination and art in prayer and reflection.
  • Anne Priestley RSM (Campion Outreach) comes from a background in education. She trained in retreat direction and spiritual direction through the Arrupe and Siloam programs. Anne offers prayer days, spiritual direction and retreats through Campion and Corpus Christi, Greenvale.
  • Moira Rayner is a spiritual director, Giver of the Spiritual Exercises and a lawyer who focuses on workplace relations, and preventing/resolving conflict and desolation in the workplace. She is an Arrupe graduate, has a Masters in Public Policy and is available for consultation by organisations on transformational change.
  • Jacinta Rice CSB (Campion Outreach) is an experienced spiritual director and retreat-giver trained at Wellspring and in the Arrupe program. She is currently working in the Ballarat Diocese. Jacinta’s background in education and social justice both in Australia and Asia strengthen her continued desire to companion parishioners, especially new arrivals, women and parish leaders on their spiritual journey.
  • Marea Richardson is professionally qualified in music-psychotherapy and spiritual direction. She brings wide experience in grief counselling. Marea works within a Christian perspective supporting others towards greater emotional, spiritual and psychological wholeness, especially through the use of music and scripture in retreats and the Spiritual Exercises.
  • Dave Ryan SJ (Campion Outreach) brings a background of living Ignatian spirituality as a member of the Society of Jesus. Dave was trained to be a giver of the Spiritual Exercises in the Arrupe Program at Campion. He desires to offer the Spiritual Exercises to people through Corpus Christi Spirituality Ministry, Greenvale.
  • Jennifer Sanders RSJ trained in retreat-giving and spiritual direction at St. Beuno’s in Wales and as a giver of the Spiritual Exercises at Campion, after 30 years’ experience in education. Her interests include the Spiritual Exercises, individually-directed retreats and spiritual direction.
  • Peter Saunders is a spiritual director, a director of the Spiritual Exercises and supervisor. He is a keen bush walker and has a great interest in inviting people into the experience of God’s presence in Nature. He leads retreats in the Being with God in Nature Ministry at Campion.
  • Ruth Spierings (Campion Outreach – Sale Diocese) is married with three adult children and has a background in hospitality. Ruth trained as a spiritual director and giver of the Spiritual Exercises through the Arrupe Program. Her desire is to bring prayer days, retreats and the Spiritual Exercises to all within country and regional Victoria.
  • Liza Stewart is a wife, mother and grandmother whose background is in education. Her spiritual direction formation was at Heart of Life Spirituality Centre in Melbourne. She is passionate about encouraging the exploration and integration of all aspects of life.
  • Kathleen Walshe is married with children and grandchildren. Her background is in pastoral care and psychological counseling including working as a telephone counselor with sufferers of mental health issues and suicidal ideation. She is an Arrupe graduate (Campion) and is committed to Ignatian spirituality as a director and a giver of the Spiritual Exercises.
  • Paul White is a Companion in the Ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises after completing a Grad Dip in Spiritual Direction and formal training in the Arrupe Program. After a management career in the Public Service, he worked as a Pastoral Planner for the Diocese of Sandhurst (Bendigo) focusing on leadership development at parish level. Paul provides individual spiritual direction, and retreats to rural communities in particular. He is married with five grown sons.