The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

ITMS Chapters and Affiliates

The number and variety of programs carried out by various ITMS local and regional Chapters reflect the impact that Thomas Merton has on people of all ages, creeds, economic status, and geographic location. Listed below are Chapters (in the USA and overseas) and Affiliated Societies with the names of their Directors.

ITMS Chapters Coordinator:
Michael A. Brennan
4537 N. Melvina
Chicago, IL 60630-3013
E-mail: [email protected]

There is also an ITMS Group on Facebook.


Anchorage, AK 99507
Kathleen Tarr
Alaska Chapter of the ITMS
2303 East 52nd Avenue

[email protected] 

Birmingham, AL 35243
Mary Somerville
Birmingham Chapter of the ITMS
3316 Timber Ridge Drive
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
[email protected] 

Fayetteville, AR 72703
John King 
NW Arkansas Thomas Merton Study Group
1923 E. Joyce Blvd. (Apt. 235)

[email protected] 

Sacramento, CA 95864
John Berger
Northern California Chapter of ITMS
3736 Laguna Way

[email protected] 

LA Area - CA
Chris Machado, SSS
Holy Spirit Retreat Center
4316 Lanai Rd.
Encino, CA 91436
[email protected] 

Boulder, CO 80306-4740
James F. Kettering
Leaders Network ITMS Chapter
PO Box 4740

[email protected] 

Denver, CO 80212
Gerry Prus

2626 Osceola St., Apt. 802W
Denver, CO 80212 
[email protected] 

Granby, CT 06035
Mike Smoolca 

8 Tennyson Dr. 

[email protected]

Washington, DC
Maryle Ashley

9039 Sligo Creek Pkwy, Apt 1002
Silver Spring, MD  20901
[email protected]

Atlanta, GA
Maggie Winfrey 
Atlanta Merton Study Group 

[email protected]  

Dubuque, IA 52001
Rev. Marilyn Hendricks
(prior meetings on Zoom, upcoming in-person TBA)

[email protected] 

Chicago, IL 60630-3013
Michael A. Brennan

4537 N. Melvina

[email protected]

Rock Island, IL 61201-7649
Sr. Bobbi Bussan, OSB
Benet House Merton Discussion Group meets virtually the 3rd Monday of the month ($15/month suggested)
current members from: MO, IA, Peoria, IL and outside Rock Island

[email protected] 

Indianapolis, IN 46208
Mark Hudson

[email protected] 

Louisville, KY 40205
Joyce Van Berkel

[email protected] 

Trappist, KY 40051
Br. Paul Quenon, OCSO
Abbey of Gethsemani
3642 Monks Road

[email protected] 

Shirley, MA 01464
Arthur Rogers - Catholic Chaplain
Massachusetts Correctional Institution -Shirley
PO Box 1218


Clinton Township, MI 48038
Mary T. Corcoran

43441  Pointe Dr.

[email protected] 

Saint Louis, MO 63139
Rocco V. Erker
St. Louis Area Chapter
6242 Columbia Avenue

[email protected] 

Apex, NC 27523
Jack Arnold

1320 Holt Road 

[email protected] 

Wall, NJ 07719
Greg Ryan
St. Rose Parish Center, Belmar.
1619 Wight Street 

[email protected] 

Albany, NY 12205
Walt Chura

65 New Shaker Road 

[email protected] 

New Rochelle, NY 10801
Kathleen Deignan, CND
Iona College
715 North Ave

[email protected] 

New York, NY 10027
ITMS Chapter
Corpus Christi Church
529 W 121st St

[email protected]

Rochester, NY 14618
Christine Bochen 
Nazareth College
4245 East Ave


Syracuse, NY 13210
Steven Moore
Spiritual Renewal Center
1342 Lancaster Avenue

[email protected] 

Greater Cincinnati, OH / Northern KY
Daniel Burr

226 Covington Ave
Covington, KY 41011 
[email protected] 

Mt. Angel, OR 97362
Therese Schroeder-Sheker
The Chalice of Repose Project
PO Box 169

[email protected] 

Greater Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey Chapter
Frederick C. Pratt 

225 W Baltimore Ave 
Lansdowne, PA 19050 
[email protected] 

Memphis, TN 38152
Gray Matthews
University of Memphis Dept. of Communications
3720 Alumni Ave

[email protected] 

Houston, TX
John Gillespie
Greater Houston Area Chapter of the ITMS
Meeting at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Kingwood, Texas 77339
[email protected] 

Seattle, WA 98105
Michael Lunde
Blessed Sacrament Church.
5050 8th Ave NE

[email protected] 

Charleston, WV 25311
Fr. Bill Petro
WV Institute for Spirituality
1601 Virginia Street E

[email protected] 

 • ITMS CHAPTERS (Overseas)

Argentine Westlands Chapter
Dra. Marcela Raggio
Zapiola 1770

(5507) Mayor Drummond - Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza ARGENTINA
[email protected]

Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
Dr Stewart Sharlow
12 Devon Street, Box Hill South

Victoria 3128 AUSTRALIA
[email protected] 

Australia - Sydney, NSW
Glenn Loughrey
1/3 Daintree Close

Banora Point NSW 2486 AUSTRALIA
[email protected]

Christine Hicks
4, rue Victor Hugo

66500 Prades FRANCE

Augustė Žičkytė

[email protected]

New Zealand
Sister Eleanor Capper RSJ
9/446 Ferry Road /
Christchurch 8023 NEW ZEALAND
[email protected]

Ørjan Aarmo

[email protected]
Phone: +47 91647480

Andrei Kirilenkov
12-215 prosp Marshal Zhukova

123308 Moscow RUSSIA
[email protected]

South Africa - Johannesburg
Elmor van Staden
P.O. Box 7014 

Cresta, 2118. SOUTH AFRICA
[email protected]


Belgium and Netherlands
Jan Glorieux  p/a secretary
Kapellestraat 53
B 8573 Tiegem
[email protected]

Cristóvão de Sousa Meneses Júnior
Estrada Almirante Paulo Meira, 8201
Petrópolis, RJ 25725-029
[email protected]

Judith Hardcastle
Apt. 904, 108 E. 14th
North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2N3 
[email protected]

Fiona Gardner
4 Chilton Road,
Bath BA1 6DR.
[email protected]

Detlev Cuntz
Hölderlinweg 24
61350 Bad Homburg
[email protected]

Scott Peddie
2 Regent Gardens, Ballyclare,
Antrim BT39 9LF
[email protected]

Mario Zaninelli
c/o Monastero di Fonte Avellana
61040 Serra sant'Abbondio (PU)- Italy
[email protected]

Young-suk Simon Moon 
Kangnam University, 40 kangnam-Ro, Kihung-gu,
Yong In, Gyonggi-do. 446-702. Korea.
[email protected]

Fernando Beltran Llavador
C/Pico de Jalama, 11
37008 Salamanca
[email protected]

Lars Adolfsson 
Vansö Prästgård
645 92 Vansö
[email protected]