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Sophie Barat House Staff

JANE MCKINLAY, RSCJ, Coordinator, received her training through the Intensive Internship for Spiritual Directors, Burlingame, California and (for the past 19 years) through  monthly peer supervision sessions at the New Orleans Archdiocesan Spirituality Center. Contact Sister McKinlay.

MAUREEN J. CHICOINE, RSCJ, has a long experience of adult education in parishes in San Diego and San Bernardino dioceses. She especially enjoys helping adults delve deeper into the richness of the writings of the earliest followers of Jesus. She is an avid student of Scripture from her earliest studies at Fordham University to ongoing recent formation with Scripture scholars such as Father Donald Senior, Sisters Laurie Brink, OP, and Lyn Osiek, RSCJ. Contact Sister Chicoine or call 909-641-7871.

JOHN GNIADY, JD, brings to the Men’s Temenos Group extensive experience with small faith communities, RCIA sponsorship, centering prayer, and annulment ministry. John practices as a civil lawyer, with an office in Metairie. He and his wife, Ann, have five adult children and live in Lacombe. Contact Mr. Gniady.

JUDY VOLLBRECHT, RSCJ, is pursuing a certificate program at Loyola Institute for Ministry and is a volunteer chaplain for women at New Orleans Parks Prison. After eight years of research and teaching in Africa, she did mission educatoin in our archdiocesan schools, then for thirteen years, she worked in Haiti with children and young adults and helped to found a teachers training college. Contact Sister Vollbrecht.