Nicole Fedder
is the Program Director of
Bethany Retreat Center.

Sr. Ruth Ann Madera, CA
is a Retreat Director and Spiritual Director. She does spiritual direction during retreats, as well as on an on-going basis. Sr. Ruth Ann has her degree in Religious Studies from St. Francis University. She is also a graduate of Shalem’s Spiritual Guidance Program.

Father Phillip Billotte
is a retired priest from the Diocese of Rochester. He lives in his homestead next door to the Retreat Center. He has been on the staff at Bethany for 10 years.

Todd, Nikki and Jeanne
are the staff members who keep the grounds running smoothly
— from cutting the grass to preparing the meals.

Sr. Rita Panciera
, R.S.M.

is one of our frequent visiting Retreat Directors.

Sr. Suzanne is the director of the Bethany YOUTH Center at Young People Who Care. She is a sister of the Anawim Community of Frenchville, PA and has worked in youth ministry and with rural poverty for more than 30 years.

In Loving Memory of Sr. Therese Dush, C.A.
1931 – 2015

Sr. Therese’s legacy can be found in the thousands of lives touched and changed – the children she taught in her many years of teaching, the young people and volunteers she inspired to live out the Gospel challenge of service to others in her years of Mission work at Young People Who Care, the poor whose lives were made better, the prisoners to whom she taught prayer and brought the Gospel, and the adults for whom she served as Spiritual Director and Retreat Director through Bethany Retreat Center. She truly lived out her motto:
‘Love can do all things.’