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Jim Ford, Executive Director

Jim Ford became Executive Director of the Retreat Center on July 1, 2014, . An educator in the Archdiocese of St Louis for 37 years, Jim is uniquely qualified and motivated to provide the leadership and spiritual direction to carry the aims and objectives of the Retreat Center to new highs. A little less than two years in the position, Jim has brought about many positive growth initiatives, and has re-vitalized the Board of Directors and the staff.  Jim’s achievements  in Catholic education are many, but his recognition in 2014 as “Principal of the Year” out of 90 schools in the Archdiocese is especially noteworthy.

In addition to Jim’s educational and religious qualifications, he is an accomplished musician and song writer, and he plans to integrate musical themes into retreat programs.

Jim says, “I feel blessed by God and fortunate to have been selected for this important position. I look forward to working with the Board and staff to continue to build God’s kingdom through our mutual ministry”.