Retreat Presenter Biographies

Listed below you will find information about our regular retreat presenters. We are grateful to be able to partner with these knowledgable, humble and Spirit-filled men and women to offer life-giving and life-changing retreats and programs, all of which are created to support each guest in their spiritual journeys to a deeper relationship with God.

Thanks to each of them for all that they offer us and our guests.


Rev. Jim Farrell
  • Fr. Jim Farrell is priest in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Director of Mission Advancement for Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House. He also serves as a Team Leader for You Are Not Alone which offers a series of programs and retreat for survivors of suicide loss. He is a native of Indianapolis and a graduate of Saint Meinrad College and the Angelicum University in Rome. Ordained by Pope Paul VI in 1975, Fr. Jim has served in several parishes throughout the archdiocese including Sacred Heart (Jeffersonville), St. Barnabas, St. Andrew the Apostle, Our Lady of Lourdes, Good Shepherd (all in Indianapolis) as well as serving as dean of the New Albany deanery from 1993-1996. Fr. Jim has been a retreat director since the very early days of his priesthood, and he began offering parish missions in the 1990's. His retreat work has been offered throughout the archdiocese as well as in Alaska, Washington D.C., Florida, Kentucky, and Minnesota. He has recorded a very popular series of guided meditation CD's entitled Pathways to Prayer. Fr. Jim has visited the country of Uganda several times since 1996 and continues to support the work of a mission there in the Arua diocese of Uganda. His interests include walking and reading. He offers Lenten weekends, August Day and Evening of Reflection, and assists leading other retreats throughout the year in the various ministries of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House. We are very blessed by his work!
Rev. Jeff Godecker
  • Fr Jeff Godecker has been a priest of the Archdiocese for 46 years, serving in a variety of capacities including as a high school religion teacher, campus minister, pastor of two parishes and in the Office of Catholic Education as the religious education director. He is regarded as a good homilist and teacher. He retired as Catholic chaplain of Butler University in July of 2013 but remains active in a variety of sacramental and religious formation settings. Fr. Jeff currently offers several retreats at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House including a series on the Spirituality of Aging. He resides in one of the private residences at Fatima. Fr. Jeff's interests include traveling, cooking and dining with friends and family, and reading. We are blessed to have Fr. Jeff supporting our ministries here at Fatima and to have him in residence here.
Rev. Keith Hosey
  • Fr. Keith Hosey is a retired priest of the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana and will celebrate his 60th Anniversary to the priesthood in the fall of 2016. He was the director of John XXIII Retreat Center in Hartford City for over 40 years, 1966 - 2006. Fr. Keith is in residence in Sabbath House at Fatima Retreat House and assists with the Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekends, Masses for our silent days of reflection, and facilitates other retreats here and across the country. We are blessed to have Fr. Keith in residence at Fatima.
Connie Kramer, SP
  • Providence Sister Connie Kramer is a former parish life coordinator having served in this capacity at St. Ann Parish, Terre Haute. While there she was director of the St. Ann Community Outreach Services as well as St. Ann Dental Services. Sr. Connie entered the congregation of The Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, in the fall of 1964 and in addition to parish life coordinator, she has served as a high school teacher, business officer, religious education director, and parish pastoral associate. Recently, Sr. Connie received a certification as a Grief Specialist from the Grief Recovery Institute (2012) and certification as a Spiritual Director from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction (2013). Sr. Connie has been part of a team offering a weekend retreat on grief at Fatima Retreat House as well as offering other days of reflection on grief. In 2016, began offering an annual grief retreat, Peace In The Mourning, A Christ Focused Widow Retreat. She is also the coordinator of the Step Up: Ignatian 12 Step Spirituality Program. Sr. Connie Serves as a Team Leader for You Are Not Alone which offers a series of programs and retreat for survivors of suicide loss.


Cheryl McSweeney
  • Cheryl McSweeney, Associate Director of Opperations at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat has been employed in various roles at the Retreat House for 14 years. Cheryl began volunteering with the TOBIT Marriage Preparation Retreat and now has been a long term presenter couple with her husband Mark. She is a dedicated presenter for 7th Grade Leadership Retreats and the Student Leadership Program (SLP). She was featured on Catholic Radio Indy on January 1, 2019 click here to listen to her interview about Programs at Fatima. Cheryl loves music and also presents a stations of the cross program with music sing our Chape's stained glass windows.
Hayley Mosson
  • Hayley Mosson, Program and Marketing Manager at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House. leads Divine Wine & Art with Heart, a prayerful guided mediation with wine and painting. She was featured on Catholic Radio Indy July 1, 2019, click here to listen to her segment about Programs at Fatima.

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