Meet the Team

The planning of this retreat has been a labor of love. We're here and excited to walk with you in prayer. Check out our bios below for more information about us.

Becky Eldredge

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of two books Busy Lives and Restless Souls and The Inner Chapel.

She leads a ministry that offers spiritual direction, resources, and retreats (virtual and in-person) rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray and discern, Becky draws from over twenty years of ministry experience to help people make room for God in the busyness and invite them deeper in their walk with Christ.  She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Becky here. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Kathy Powell

Kathy, big-picture thinker and passionate nonprofit and faith-based communications professional, lives in Roswell, Georgia with her husband Kent and three children. When not supporting Becky Eldredge | Ignatian Ministries as the Creative Director & Content Strategist, Kathy spends her free time reminding her kids to use their inside voices, cooking without recipes, and walking with families who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.

Deena Pavinato

Deena is the Director of Ministry Operations for Becky Eldredge | Ignatian Ministries. She lives in Oglesby, Illinois among the corn fields of North Central Illinois. She as a Master's Degree in Counselor Education and over 30 years of corporate work experience in customer support leadership, project implementation and process improvement. Deena is a Benedictine Oblate and loves the practice of Ora et Labora, prayer and work. She is passionate about finding joy in daily life and seeing God's presence in creation. Ignatian Spirituality appeals to her because of the emphasis on being a contemplative in action, reflecting on God's presence in all things while living and working in a busy world. She relaxes and expresses her creativity with paper crafting and mixed media projects, journaling, and gardening at home.

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