Nicole Fedder
is the Executive Director
at Bethany Retreat Center.


Sr. Ruth Ann, C.A.
has an A.S. and a B.A. in Religious Studies, both from St. Francis University. She is a recent graduate of Shalem’s Spiritual Guidance Program that teaches spiritual companionship as a form of prayer. She has been assisting and giving retreats for over 25 years.

Father Phillip Billotte
is a retired priest from the Diocese of Rochester. He lives in his homestead next door to the Retreat Center. He has been on the staff at Bethany for 10 years.


Todd, Nikki and Jeanne
are the staff members who keep the grounds running smoothly
— from cutting the grass to preparing the meals.


Sr. Rita Panciera
, R.S.M.

is one of our frequent visiting
Retreat Directors.

In Loving Memory of Sr. Therese Dush, C.A.
1931 – 2015

Sr. Therese’s legacy can be found in the thousands of lives touched and changed – the children she taught in her many years of teaching, the young people and volunteers she inspired to live out the Gospel challenge of service to others in her years of Mission work at Young People Who Care, the poor whose lives were made better, the prisoners to whom she taught prayer and brought the Gospel, and the adults for whom she served as Spiritual Director and Retreat Director through Bethany Retreat Center. She truly lived out her motto:
‘Love can do all things.’