Meet the Team
Tom retired in 2016 after careers in teaching, law/financial planning and twenty-five years as a business owner. His education includes a BA in philosophy from the Santa Clara University, a law degree from St. Louis University, a Certified Financial Planner designation, and an MA in theology and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Aquinas Institute. Tom participated in a one year program focusing on transitioning from the work years to the retirement years at The Halftime Institute and afterward became a Certified Halftime Coach. Tom is currently the Director for Contemplative Leaders in Action – St. Louis.
Chris Collins, SJ
Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity
Christopher Collins, SJ is the Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity at Saint Louis University. His research and teaching are in the areas of Systematic Theology and Spirituality. He regularly gives retreats around the country based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Fr. Collins is also the Chair of the Board of the Apostleship of Prayer for the United States.
Don retired in 2016 after a thirty year career in health care, and served the last ten years of his career as Vice President, Mission Integration for SSM Health. Don has an MA in both theology and organizational development. He has extensive experience in teaching adults, leading retreats and in coaching individuals in leadership roles. He is also the founder of Mission Works, a consulting group.
Mary had a 26-year career as a sales executive with Procter & Gamble. Since 2011 she has consulted globally across multiple industries to improve the capabilities of sales organizations. She has experience in leading/facilitating individuals and teams in defining priorities, identifying strengths and obstacles, and creating strategies to achieve successful results.
Dale Auffenberg retired in 2016 after careers in teaching, counseling and human resources. Her education includes an MA in counseling psychology and a BA in sociology. Dale has a strong background and interest in Ignatian Spirituality. She trained for two years to become an Ignatian Prayer Companion and now guides retreatants through the Spiritual Exercises.
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