Michael joined the Faber Center in August of 2012. He is passionate about Ignatian Spirituality and the spiritual journey. For almost 20 years in his retreat and spiritual direction ministry, he has accompanied others as they, too, encounter and respond to God's love and invitation. Michael believes this God of love can be found in all things and finds us in all things. He has a Doctorate in Spirituality from The Catholic University of America and a Master's of Divinity degree from the Washington Theological Union. In addition to his ministry experience, Michael has taught courses and presented workshops on Ignatian Spirituality, Christian Spirituality, and Systematic Theology.
Fr. J.J. O’Leary joined the Faber Center in a part-time capacity during the summer of 2008. He has been a welcome addition, packing a lot of work into his part time hours and while sharing his talents and gifts. J.J. has been in retreat work over 40 years and has given directed and group retreats in most of the Jesuit retreat houses in the States and in Canada and Kenya. He has been a spiritual director to Jesuits and lay people since his studies in Rome. J.J. taught the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament at Marquette University, Creighton University and the University of San Diego. Currently he also serves as the Chaplain to the School of Dentistry.
Ellen joined the staff of the Faber Center as their Administrative Assistant in January, 2009. She comes to the Center after having worked in a similar position in the office of Campus Ministry. In her almost 30 years at the university, Ellen has served on numerous committees and been active in promoting the mission of the university. Her responsibilities in the Faber Center include providing assistance to the Director and Associate Directors, managing the day-to-day activities of the office, helping to plan and coordinate office events and welcoming its many visitors.
Monica Meagher graduated from Marquette with a bachelor's degree in Theology and Secondary Education. She taught
high school Theology here in Milwaukee for 10 years before returning to Marquette for graduate studies. She went on to pursue pastoral studies at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary where she obtained a Master's of Divinity degree. Monica has served in parish and educational ministry in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for over 30 years. She has held many leadership positions and has engaged in a wide range of pastoral, spiritual and community ventures. She is a frequent speaker throughout the Milwaukee area and has an active ministry of spiritual direction and retreats. Monica completed a graduate certificate in Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola University-Chicago which prepared her to guide people in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.