Meet the Team

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The planning of this retreat has been a labor of love. We're here and excited to walk with you in prayer. Check out our bios below for more information about us.

Becky Eldredge


Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director passionate about inviting people closer to Christ. She does this by accompanying people as they navigate deep waters of their faith lives through spiritual direction, writing, retreats, and as founder of Ignatian Ministries, a home of deep-water accompaniment.

She is part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Spirituality Center teaching staff where she trains spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition. She also works with individuals and groups to teach the art of accompaniment and discernment.

She is the author of the books Busy Lives and Restless Souls and The Inner Chapel.

 She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Becky here. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Kathy Powell

Kathy, big-picture thinker and passionate nonprofit and faith-based communications professional, lives in Roswell, Georgia with her husband Kent and three children. When not supporting Becky Eldredge | Ignatian Ministries as the Creative Director & Content Strategist, Kathy spends her free time reminding her kids to use their inside voices, cooking without recipes, and walking with families who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.

Deena Pavinato

Deena is the Director of Ministry Operations for Becky Eldredge | Ignatian Ministries. She lives in Oglesby, Illinois among the corn fields of North Central Illinois. She as a Master's Degree in Counselor Education and over 30 years of corporate work experience in customer support leadership, project implementation and process improvement. Deena is a Benedictine Oblate and loves the practice of Ora et Labora, prayer and work. She is passionate about finding joy in daily life and seeing God's presence in creation. Ignatian Spirituality appeals to her because of the emphasis on being a contemplative in action, reflecting on God's presence in all things while living and working in a busy world. She relaxes and expresses her creativity with paper crafting and mixed media projects, journaling, and gardening at home.

Charlotte Phillips

Charlotte is the Director of Pastoral Ministries for Becky Eldredge | Ignatian Ministries. With experience in youth ministry, campus ministry, faith formation, and as a high school theology teacher, Charlotte has worked in numerous parishes and schools along the Gulf Coast and in the Diocese of Rockford. She holds a B.A. in Theology and Master of Pastoral Studies from Spring Hill College. Charlotte and her husband live in New Orleans with their four young children, where she enjoys Ignatian Spirituality, reading, listening to live music, and bike riding with her family.

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