CATHERINE POWELL, D. Min., founder of The Anchorage, earned degrees from the University of Florida, Erskine Theological Seminary and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Her formation includes a 3-week spiritual psychological process, the Spiritual Guidance Program of The Shalem Institute, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as well as training to lead 7-day Ignatian Retreats at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, PA. She was ordained in 1999. Catherine and her husband, Skeeter, enjoy time with their children and grandchildren.

CAROLINE SMITH, SSMN, is Provincial of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur in Buffalo, NY. She holds an MA in Theological Studies with a specialization in Spiritual Direction from the Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge and a Ph. D. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College, Baltimore. She received additional training in Spiritual Direction and Ignatian Retreats at Guelph Spirituality Center in Ontario, Canada. A licensed Counselor, she has worked extensively in Jungian dream work and the integration of the spiritual and psychological. She has been leading retreatants through the 30-Day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius for over 25 years.

MADELINE BLACKWELL, an Episcopalian, holds degrees from Virginia Tech and Clemson. Her professional history includes education and counseling in the public and private sector. She practices centering prayer. Over many years she has enjoyed retreats and spiritual direction. She and her husband Tim have two grown children and four grandchildren. She is grateful to live a ‘ministry of availability’ as needed.

MARGARET HARDY is a spiritual director & retreat leader, a student of culinary arts at Anne Arundel Community College’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute in Glen Burnie, MD. As a volunteer, she cooked for two months in 2007 in the retreat center kitchen on the Isle of Iona. She is in the beginning stages of developing a program of cooking and eating together for seniors living alone or in assisted living. Her volunteer activities include community theater, choir, altar guild and baby-hugging at a pediatric hospital.

PEGGY DULANEY, MSN, RN, is a trained educator and consultant, a specialist in mental health nursing and a certified parish nurse. She earned her degrees at Duke University. With many years of experience in the areas of stress management, communication and coping skills training, Peggy enjoys helping others discover a holistic approach to dealing with the pressures of daily life. She and her husband Brian enjoy their two children and their families, including four grandchildren.


 The Anchorage is an ecumenical Christian ministry.


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