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Our Lady of Santa Clara
Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Retreat Directors

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Fr. Simon Devereaux, LC

Local Director

Fr Simon was born in New Zealand. He joined the Legionaries in 1997 and studied in Connecticut, Canada and Rome. After his ordination in 2010 he worked on East Coast ministering to youth, young adults and families. Since 2018 he has been assigned to the Legionary community in San Jose where he ministers principally to college students and young professionals.  Fr Simon enjoys playing the guitar, the outdoors and cooking. 

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Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC

Visiting Director

Bio coming soon...

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Angie Hilbun

Visiting Director

Angie Hilbun is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In her early college years, Angie volunteered in National Evangelization Teams in Australia. Shortly after, drawn to the evangelizing characteristic of Regnum Christi, she joined the RC Young Women’s College Team at LSU in 1999 and the year 2000, became consecrated to God. She currently ministers to college students and young professionals in Houston. Angie received a bachelor's degree in Educational Sciences and Pastoral Studies from the Anahuac University, a bachelor's degree in Religious Sciences from Regina Apostolorum, and a master's degree in Theology. She specializes in consecrated life, spiritual direction, and the 19th Annotation of Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Angie’s preferred place to be is enjoying a relaxing community day outdoors or on retreat, playing sports, and being with friends and family.

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Janet Lees

Visiting Director

Janet Lees and her beloved husband Tim, have 7 children and 14 grandchildren. With a degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University, she and her husband opened their own physical therapy practice in 1992, to which she currently serves in a consulting role. She earned a certificate in spiritual direction over 20 years ago in the Ignatian tradition with a focus on the Spiritual Exercises. She serves as a spiritual director to many throughout the country with a special passion for the 19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. She serves the Cincinnati area as the coordinator of spiritual directors, their ongoing formation and supervision. On a territorial level, she is on the RC Life Team and serves as the Assistant to Spiritual Directors, providing formation and support to the spiritual directors in the territory. In addition, she speaks and gives conferences on spiritual direction and the spiritual life.

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Fr. Juan Sabadell, LC

Visiting Director

Born in Spain in 1966, joined ECYD (1978/1981) in his teens to later become an RC member during the foundation of RC in Barcelona (1981). Entered the Legionary’s seminary in 1984, and after long years of formation in Spain and Italy, apostolate in the US and overcoming a battle with cancer (1998/99), was finally ordained a priest in Rome on January 2 2001.

Since Ordination, beyond youth ministries in the 90’s and 2000s in Madrid, he has assumed responsibilities of Business Administration and Development in North America until 2008. Served as Dean of Philosophy in Thornwood, NY (2010-2012) as well as Philosophy professor Lecturing on Metaphysics, General and Social Ethics courses. Close collaborator to Card. Velasio de Paolis during the ‘apostolic visitation’ from the Vatican (2012-2014), was, eventually appointed by Pope Francis 4thGeneral Councilor of the Legionaries of Christ (2014-2020). Assigned in late 2020 to the US, as he personally states, he is now excited to return to field work, exercising his priestly and direct pastoral duties serving as RC men’s section director and assist as Chaplain in the Locality of the Greater Detroit area.

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Fr. Brian Shininger, LC

Local Director

Father Brian is a native of Defiance, Ohio. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University he entered the Legionaries of Christ in 1994. He completed his seminary studies at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005. He was engaged in seminarian formation and administration in Connecticut and California until 2010, after which he spent two years in Mexico City as a spiritual director for laity in the Regnum Christi Movement and assisted in retreats and missionary work. Since returning to the United States in 2012, in addition to being the religious superior for the local Legionary community, he has continued his work as a retreat director and spiritual director at Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center in Cupertino, California.


Monica Trevino

Visiting Director

Monica Trevino was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She is a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in the diocese of Galveston-Houston accompanying women as a spiritual director, preaching spiritual exercises and giving formation courses. Monica has been consecrated for 28 years. After studying in Rome, she served 6 years in Chile and Argentina as the community director of the Consecrated Women and also worked with college students. From 2001 to 2013 Monica served as the territorial director for the Consecrated Women in North America overseeing the Consecrated Women and their collaboration in the apostolate of the Regnum Christi Movement in the United States, Canada and the Philippines. Monica, graduated from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College where she obtained an MA in Theological Studies with a concentration in consecrated life. In May 2021, she completed a 3-year formation program in spiritual direction and spiritual exercises with the school of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in Boston, MA. 

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Fr. Thomas Vendetti, LC

Local Director

Father Thomas Vendetti, LC is originally from Rockville, MD. He joined the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Connecticut in 1995. He studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome and obtained a licentiate in philosophy and bachelors in theology. He recently completed his MA in Christian Spirituality at Fordham University in NY, focusing on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Since his ordination to the priesthood in 2009 he has served in the New York Tristate area for four years as vice rector and director of development for the Legionaries’ center of philosophy in Thornwood, NY, as well as chaplain for Regnum Christi in Manhattan. From 2013 to 2016 he was local director and chaplain for Regnum Christi in Chicago. He is currently serving in the Bay Area as director for Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center and chaplain for Regnum Christi.

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Eileen Wieck

Local Director

Eileen Wieck is a Catholic Lay Spiritual Director for Women.

Eileen brings extensive experience to her role, having served as a Spiritual Director for 28 years in the Regnum Christi Movement. Eileen is committed to helping women grow in both self-knowledge and understanding of their identity in Jesus Christ. Anchoring this with an invitation to grow deeper in their personal prayer life is what she feels will lead women to ultimate freedom and harmony in their lives.

Eileen’s favorite hobbies are spending time with her family in nature, having coffee with good friends, and gathering people together in ways that uplift and build community.

Eileen has worked professionally as a Practical Nurse in beautiful Alberta, Canada where she was blessed to grow up. Eileen moved to the SF Bay Area after meeting and marrying Vincent. Together they are raising 6 beautiful children.

Eileen is the founder of All Things Women, an apostolate for women who seek deeper intimacy with God and in building other women up to reach their full potential.

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