Other Services We Provide

Many of our sisters serve in the ministries of spiritual direction and facilitation while others work with non-English speaking members of the community in their effort to attain English proficiency. The congregations or faith communities in need of these services should contact the sisters listed below for more information.

Sister Chris Koellhoffer

Sister Chris Koellhoffer

Mobile Spirituality

Chris Koellhoffer, a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scranton, PA), is a writer, presenter, and spiritual guide. She has experience as an English teacher and school administrator, television producer, director of communications, and pastoral associate. She has also ministered in IHM leadership as councilor for spiritual development and director of peace and justice for her IHM Congregation. She has served for many years as a spiritual director and retreat director.

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Sister Denise Lyon IHM

Denise Lyon, IHM

Spiritual Direction / Retreat Direction

Denise Lyon IHM is a spiritual director for over 25 years. Denise earned a masters in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Neumann University with a professional certificate in Spiritual Direction and has an MA in Spirituality and Monastic Studies from St. John’s University, Collegeville. Denise is available for both in person and zoom spiritual direction and extended retreat direction. 

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Sister Cecilia Yeon TJI with one of her paintings.

Sister Cecilia Yeon TJI

Spiritual Direction / Art Production

Sister Cecilia was born and reared in Won Ju, South Korea. Sister is an artist, teacher, and pastoral minister. She currently serves as a spiritual director and commissioned artist in New York and Long Island.

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Everyday English for Adults

Sponsored by the Sisters of IHM, the Everyday English for Adults Program is offered to adults in need of English Language proficiency. Initially founded to assist the growing immigrant population in Scranton, Everyday English for Adults provides crucial communication skills for interacting with doctors, school administrators, merchants and neighbors. This proficiency extends to the workplace, enabling learners to assert themselves on matters such as fair wages, working conditions, and hours.

Sister Ruthanne Gypalo, Coordinator of the Everyday English for Adults Program.

The program is administered by Sister Ruthanne Gypalo, with numerous sisters and dedicated lay volunteers serving as instructors and supporters. Classes primarily take place in the evenings to accommodate both volunteers’ schedules and learners’ work commitments, although day programming options are also available. For more information regarding the Everyday English for Adults program, please use the contact form below.

Contact the Everyday English for Adults program

Please share information regarding your English Language needs and we will respond to you as soon as we are able.
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