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 Fr. John Paul Durán, LC, 

President, Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

Fr John Paul Durán was born in Tucson, Arizona to Colombian parents and grew up in Bogotá, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Atlanta. He entered the Legionaries of Christ in 1998, and was ordained a priest on December 12, 2011. His pastoral formation included serving as a seminary formator in both Spain and Rome, leading youth groups in the US and Spain, and preaching missions in Colombia, Mexico and Fiji. He served four years as Vice Rector of Legion of Christ College in Cheshire, Connecticut, and is currently President of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center and Regnum Christi Women Section Director.


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Angela Draley

Director of Operations

 

 

 


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Jane Newstedt

Program Director

 

 

 


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Program Assistant

 

 

 


 

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Patty Hodgson

Administrative Assistant

 

 

 


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Finance and IT

 

 

 


 

Spiritual Exercises Preacher Team and Spiritual Directors

 

 

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Fr. John Paul Durán, LC

Fr John Paul Durán was born in Tucson, Arizona to Colombian parents and grew up in Bogotá, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Atlanta. He entered the Legionaries of Christ in 1998, and was ordained a priest on December 12, 2011. His pastoral formation included serving as a seminary formator in both Spain and Rome, leading youth groups in the US and Spain, and preaching missions in Colombia, Mexico and Fiji. He served four years as Vice Rector of Legion of Christ College in Cheshire, Connecticut, and is currently the President of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center.


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Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC

Assistant Chaplain, Women’s Section and Consecrated Women’s Community; Formation and Retreat Team, Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center

 

 


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Fr. Stephen Howe, LC

Fr. Stephen was born and raised in Australia. He joined the Legionaries of Christ when he was eighteen years old. After two years of Novitiate studies, he went on to study Humanities, and completed Bachelor Degrees in Philosophy and Theology and a Masters Degree in philosophy. In 2014, he was ordained in Rome and stayed on there for two to continue his studies, earning Masters Degree in Spiritual Theology. He is now stationed in Washington, DC where he will be working adults in the Regnum Christi Movement, and at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center.


frjacoboFr. Jacobo Muñoz, LC

Fr Jacobo Muñoz was born in Madrid, Spain. He joined the Novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Salamanca, where he did his first four years of formation to become a legionary priest. In Rome, he completed a Masters Degree in philosophy in the Gregorian University and a Bachelor Degree in Theology in the Atheneum Regina Apostolorum. After his priestly ordination in 2002, his ministry was focused in the formation of seminarians in Medellín, Colombia and New York, USA. He served also as Territorial Director in Italy and France before being transferred to Washington DC, where he has been serving as superior of the legionary community in Washington and doing pastoral work with married couples and families.  In 2017 he was appointed Locality Director for the DC metropolitan area.


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Glory Darbellay

Glory Darbellay is originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, and has been consecrated to Our Lord for 22 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Pastoral Studies and a Masters degree in Religious Sciences. Her ministries have included; youth ministry, adult pastoral ministry, national director for RC Mission Corps, and a member of the council for the woman of Regnum Christi in North America. Currently she is director of campus ministry at Divine Mercy University, and supports the women’s section as a speaker and spiritual director.


MarySmithMary Smith

Mary is from California and has been consecrated for 18 years. She studied a nursing degree prior to her consecration. She has done vocational work in Hungary and St. Louis, and was the director of women’s sections in Michigan and Washington DC. She has been the director of the consecrated women in Washington DC since March.