Meet our directors

Spiritual direction is a sacred meeting time that gives one the opportunity to share with another his or her faith journey. It’s the pause to see how God has been and is present in one’s life, and a listening to how God continues to invite one to a deeper relationship. Get to know our spiritual directors.


Sister Betty DrewesSister Betty Drewes

802 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand, Indiana
Cell: 812.631.3059
Contact Sister Betty

Sister Betty has degrees in education, counseling, and spiritual direction. In addition to service as a spiritual director, she enjoys leading days of reflection or retreat presentations and various personal growth programs with creative prayer experiences. She sees directees in southern Indiana and western Kentucky.


Sister Susan Mary Hooks

1008 McLary Rd. Nashville, Indiana
Cell: 812.639.1062

Sister Susan Mary has a bachelor’s of business administration. She completed the spiritual direction program in 2016. She has served as business manager for St. Helen Parish in Louisville, Kentucky, and a comptroller, assistant to vice rector for administration for the Pontifical North American College in Rome. She currently serves as the pastoral life coordinator for St. Agnes Parish in Nashville, Indiana. She sees directees in Nashville, Indiana.


Sister Kathryn Huber

802 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand, Indiana
Cell: 812.631.2959

Sister Kathryn studied spiritual direction with the Institute of Spiritual Leadership, credited by Loyola University in Chicago. She earned her master’s degree in spirituality from Loyola University in Chicago. She receives ongoing formation in monastic spirituality and is involved in ecumenical and inter-faith activities. She sees directees in Ferdinand, Indiana.


Sister Karen Joseph

802 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand, Indiana
Office: 812.367-1411, ext. 2832

Sister Karen’s education focused on monastic studies and theology. She spent 23 years in leadership in monastic community and is now involved in giving retreats and seeing people for spiritual direction. She sees directees in Ferdinand, Indiana.

 


Sister Joella Kidwell

802 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand, Indiana
Office: 812. 367.1411, ext. 2835

Sister Joella has a master’s degree in biological sciences. In addition, she has a diploma in theological studies from Regis College, Toronto, which included training in spiritual direction. She also had continuing theological training in Rome, Italy. She served as prioress of the Sisters of St. Benedict, president of the Benedictine Federation of St. Gertrude, and as director of spirituality ministry for the community. She sees directees in the southern Indiana region.


Sister Patricia Ann McGuire

800 Larch Lane, Evansville, Indiana
Cell: 812. 639.4113

Sister Patricia Ann has a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in Christian spirituality, and a certification in spiritual direction. She sees directees in Ferdinand, Indiana, and Evansville, Indiana.

 


Sister Rose Wildeman

802 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand, Indiana
Office: 812.367.1411, ext. 2615

Sister Rose has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Oakland City College and a master’s degree in music from Ball State University. She worked as a music teacher and parish liturgist in the Diocese of Evansville for 34 years. She completed the spiritual direction internship in 2007. She sees directees in Ferdinand, Indiana.


Sister Jane Will

802 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand, Indiana
Cell: 812.631.8976

Sister Jane currently serves on the Spirituality Ministry team as program director and spiritual director. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has master’s degrees in education and Christian spirituality with an emphasis on spiritual direction, and a doctorate in psychology. Sister Jane has been a teacher and has served in community leadership. She sees directees in Ferdinand, Indiana, and Evansville, Indiana.