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In a letter dated 29 May 2020, the Provincial of the former Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus announced his decision to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021.  You may read the Provincial’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.


While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville.  The Jesuit Center will continue to offer retreats and other programs for spiritual renewal, and to host groups, through August 2021.  You can see our 2021 program calendar here.


Melinda Leonowitz serves as the Registrar at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, having joined us in December of 2016.  Melinda handles all aspects of registration and ably coordinates our office staff.  Her diverse background includes time spent as a Client Care Coordinator with Comfort Keepers working with the elderly population and as an educational assistant at Twin Valley High School helping teens with disabilities.  She began her career in the banking field as a manager with Elverson National Bank.  


Melinda holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of Twin Valley High School.  Melinda lives in Robeson Township, PA with her husband and three children.



Melinda Leonowitz, Registrar

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Meet Our Staff:

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Christopher Derby, SJ, Executive Director


Susan Baker


Andrew Dotter


Alisha Forcinio


Frank Kaminski, SJ


Melinda Leonowitz


Anita Wood



Associate DIrectors


Board of Trustees