Spiritual Direction

Image Spiritual Direction involves a relationship in which one person assists another to recognize the presence of God in her/his life, to grow in intimacy with God, to express and develop that experience, and to make a deeper response to God and others in the context of her/his life and prayer. If you wish to meet with a spiritual director please call Weber Center at 517-266-4000 to make arrangements. Fee is negotiated with the spiritual director.


Joan Delaplane, OP, has had broad experience in preaching, directing retreats and conducting workshops in preaching for both Catholic and Protestant ministers. Spiritual Direction has been Joan’s avocation the past 25 years.


Teresa Disch, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, is a spiritual director, facilitator/supervisor for the Dominican Center for Religious Development and a retreat team member.

Joan Ebbitt


Joan Ebbitt, LMSW, specializes in ministering to Religious, Clergy and others in their quests for experiencing the Divine. She walks with directees providing support, gentle challenges and encouragement as they encounter the mystery of our universe.

Joan Ebbitt


Sara Fairbanks, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, has worked as a theology professor for twenty years and is now the Vocation Director here in Adrian. As a retreat director, she helps people delve deeply into their relationship with God by focusing on prayer, attentive listening and self-compassion.

Therese Haggerty


Thérèse M. Haggerty, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Adrian. Her career ranges from teacher to child care worker to guidance counselor to hospital chaplain. She has been a Spiritual Director for many years.


Esther Kennedy, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Adrian who has provided spiritual direction for many years walking with directees as they engage their own spiritual experience of the Holy Mystery.


Mary Sue Kennedy, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian with training in Spiritual Direction, theology, communication skills and group facilitation. Mary Sue has directed retreats as well as preached retreats for laity and religious.


Trudy McSorley is an Associate of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian. Trudy is committed to the Dominican charism and through her own prayer and contemplation seeks to be a listener, supporter, and one who encourages others on their journey to the Holy.


Janene Ternes received her training and was commissioned as a Spiritual Director through the Ignation Spiritual Direction Program. Janene is a retreat director and teaches prayer using movement and music to persons of all ages.