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Mindy Hills

Director of Dominican Center, DMin, Spiritual Director, Dominican Associate, and Retreat Leader

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Mindy Hills

Director of Dominican Center, DMin, Spiritual Director, Dominican Associate, and Retreat Leader

Mindy Hills is director of Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College.

She is also a spiritual director. For her directees, she holds a grace-filled space so they can deepen their awareness of how God illuminates their faith journeys. Mindy is attuned with spiritual wisdom and loving intentions to walk with others. She believes when we connect with our inner light, we renew our sense of joy, thereby empowering our soul's purpose to reveal itself. Mindy's experience also includes working as both a respiratory and physical therapist, which allows her to lead with a compassionate heart for enhancing wellness.

As a Dominican Associate of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, Mindy continues her personal formation in the charism and pillars of Dominican Life and spirituality.

Diane Zerfas OP

Spirituality Program Coordinator

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Diane Zerfas OP

Spirituality Program Coordinator

Diane Zerfas OP is the Spirituality Program Coordinator for Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College, and is deeply involved in the center's Spiritual Formation programs through the planning and teaching of Foundations in Spirituality and the Spiritual Direction Practicum. She holds bachelor's degrees in math, chemistry, theology, and education from Aquinas College; master's degrees in Arts in Religious Studies and in Pastoral Studies; a Specialized Certificate in Parish Life and Administration; and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. Sister Diane Zerfas has ministered in many ways, including teaching high school as well as serving as formation director for Grand Rapids Dominicans, initiation and evangelization director at St. Mary Magdalen in Kentwood, Diocesan director of RCIA for the Diocese of Grand Rapids, co-director of Pastoral Life at Marywood, and leadership team member for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids.

Ann Walters OP

Spiritual Direction Referral Coordinator and Enneagram Educator

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Ann Walters OP

Spiritual Direction Referral Coordinator and Enneagram Educator

Ann Walters OP earned her master’s degree in Christian spirituality from Creighton University. Sister Ann Walters is active in leading adult faith formation classes, workshops, and seminars; preaching at and directing retreats; and providing spiritual direction. Her past work includes serving as co-director of Collaborative Dominican Novitiate of the United States Dominican Women’s Congregations; director of formation for Grand Rapids Dominicans; and elementary and high school education administration. She has also been active in inner-city ministries in Detroit; Chicago; rural northern Michigan; St. Louis, Missouri; and Gusau, Nigeria, West Africa.

Kit Fessenden

Administrative Support Supervisor

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Kit Fessenden

Administrative Support Supervisor

Yolanda Ramirez-Salto

Program Specialist

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Yolanda Ramirez-Salto

Program Specialist

Amanda Dobson

Apprentice and Spiritual Director

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Amanda Dobson

Apprentice and Spiritual Director

Amanda Dobson is the associate coordinator for the Foundations in Spirituality program and is a member of the Formation Team at Dominican Center Marywood. Amanda is a 2019 graduate of Richard Rohr's Living School (Albuquerque, New Mexico), a spiritual director, wife, and mother of three.

Andy Rebollar

Spiritual Director, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Direction Practicum Facilitator, Writer, and Speaker

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Andy Rebollar

Spiritual Director, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Direction Practicum Facilitator, Writer, and Speaker

Andy Rebollar is a Dominican Center Apprentice for the Spiritual Direction Practicum, a spiritual director, writer, and speaker. For more than 19 years, he has served the church in various roles ministering to youth, young adults, and adults, nationally and internationally. Andy loves the journey that God’s invitations have led him on, especially the people and places.

Esther Yff-Prins

Presenter, Spiritual Director, and Centering Prayer Facilitator

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Esther Yff-Prins

Presenter, Spiritual Director, and Centering Prayer Facilitator

Esther Yff-Prins listens to sacred stories in spiritual direction and mentors aspiring spiritual directors. She writes poetry and lives an intentional, contemplative life.