Meet Our Staff

Jim Krisher


Jim is the founder and director of the Spiritual Renewal Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Syracuse University and master’s degree in Theology from Boston College. Jim also has pursued further graduate studies in Christian spirituality and spiritual direction at Creighton University.


He has written numerous published articles in his area of expertise, and is the author of Spiritual Surrender: Yielding Yourself to a Loving God and The Ongoing Work of Jesus: His Mission in our Lives.


Jim is an adjunct faculty member in the Religious Studies department at LeMoyne College, where he teaches courses in New Testament and Christian spirituality. He is married and the father of four children.

Marise May, OSF

Programming Associate

Marise May coordinates the Center’s Nineteenth Annotation version of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Sr. Marise facilitates the weekly Tuesday morning Bible study, as well as numerous other presentations. She also serves as a spiritual director and as staff member of our Horizons Foundational Program for the Training of Spiritual Directors.

Andrea Pollock

Administrative Assistant

Andrea is the administrative assistant to our director, Jim Krisher. Andrea also serves administratively at Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church. Andrea is originally from the Kansas City area and received a BA degree with an anthropology minor from Syracuse University. She brings many years of office administration experience to SRC. Favorite interests outside of work are reading, cooking, yoga, music, traveling and various artistic pursuits.

Meg Castellini

Communications Specialist

Meg serves as videographer/media specialist for the Center. She brings her communication experience from St. Augustine's church in Baldwinsville. Meg is passionate about the mission of the Center, has a master's degree in pastoral theology and is a trained spiritual director and retreat leader.

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