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Sunday, February 5

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 5, 2023 | Rodman Hall 
12 PM - Lunch (Optional) | (Pizza and Salad from Pizzazz)
1 PM - 3:30 PM - Retreat
3:30 PM - Mass celebrated by Rev. Thomas Pipp, S.J., Rector of the Jesuit Community

A portion of the retreat will include an optional yoga session led by certified yoga instructor and Campus Minister, Liz Hjort. For those who would prefer a period of self-reflection, that will be offered as well. Pizzazz lunch will be provided to those interested. Open to all members of the JCU Community. Space is limited. Registration required.

For questions or to register contact the Cleveland Alumni Chapter at or 216.397.3061.



Kathleen Sardon joined the JCU Campus Ministry department in the fall of 2019. After graduating from College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in Peace and Conflict, she taught for a year before she returned for her Masters of Divinity from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Since graduating from Boston College, she has worked in Campus Ministry at all-girls high schools in Washington, DC and Cleveland. After formative experiences founded in Ignatian spirituality through faith sharing groups, Immersions, and retreats in college and graduate school, Kathleen is excited to work with liturgical and prayer experiences at John Carroll with students from all faith traditions. In her spare time, she loves to explore new places with her husband and two children, baking, and going for bike rides.

Jurell Sison is an alum of John Carroll University from 2010 and 2013. After graduating in 2010 Jurell moved to Detroit to work as a Jesuit Volunteer. He worked full-time at Detroit Cristo Rey High School teaching math and creative writing. He returned to John Carroll as a Resident Minister and as a Graduate Assistant for the Department of Theology. Upon graduating, he has worked as a youth minister and also as a theology teacher at St. Edward High School. Outside of work, Jurell runs a video production company and a ministry website called which challenges people to become fully alive through different community challenges. Jurell lives in Parma with his wife Bridget (JCU Class of 2010) and their son Isaiah.