Staff of Spiritual Directors

Fr. Greg Cleveland, O.M.V. Executive Director of the Lanteri Center

Fr. Greg is a native of Chicago and the youngest of 11 children. He
graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Business
Administration. After college, he worked as a market manager for a
Midwestern railroad. He followed God’s call to priesthood in 1987,
joined the Oblates of the Virgin Mary [OMV] and attended Our Lady of
Grace Seminary and St. John’s School of Theology in Boston. After
completing an M.Div. in Theology and an M.A. in Spiritual Theology, he
was ordained a priest in 1995. His first assignment was to St. Andrew’s
parish in Avenel, New Jersey, where he worked especially with the poor,
disabled and imprisoned. He obtained certification in spiritual
direction from the Center for Spiritual Development in New York City,
and returned to Boston to work seven years in seminary formation, as
Rector and Novice Master. He is currently Executive Director of the
Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality in Denver, Colorado, where he
offers spiritual direction and retreats, while teaching training
programs in these ministries.

FrJohnPaulKleinFr. John Paul Klein, O.M.V. – Assistant Director

Fr. John Paul comes to the Lanteri Center after 13 years of ministry
overseas with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. While a member of the
General Council of the Oblates, he assisted in Parish work in Vienna,
Austria where he also began preaching Parish Missions and Ignatian
retreats. During the past 6 years as administrator of an Oblate
Residence in Rome, Italy, he was also Provincial Vicar (Italy) and
remained active as a confessor, spiritual director and leading retreat

Fr. John Paul is originally from Wisconsin (Green Bay Packers!) where
he completed an M.S. degree in Biology and Ph.D. in Respiratory
Physiology. After teaching and doing research at the Univ. of Texas
Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and Heidelberg, Germany, he entered the
seminary of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in Rome. He was ordained in
1989 and after teaching at Our Lady of Grace Seminary in Boston, he was
Director of the St. Francis Chapel, Boston, and Pastor of St. Mary’s
Parish, Alton, IL before being assigned overseas.

Lee McDowell

For 25 years Lee led formational ministries as a Women’s Ministry
director, Bible teacher, and Director of Recovery Group Programs. She
also served on the clinical staff of Southwest Counseling Associates and
Missionary Care Services specializing in issues related to loss, grief,
transition, relationships and Christian ministry. She has served on the
Board of Trustees of Overseas Missionary Fellowship International,
Women of the Harvest and is currently on the Board of a Christian
University. Lee has traveled to numerous countries in South America and
Asia to counsel and encourage missionaries.

Lee holds a B.A. degree from Wheaton College and a M.A. in counseling
psychology from Denver Seminary. In 2005, she completed a Graduate
Certificate in Organizational Leadership at the University of Denver.

Lee completed a three year formational program for the ministry of
Spiritual Direction and giving the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius
Loyola at the Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality. She has served
on the staff of the Lanteri Center as a spiritual director and director
of retreats since 2007. She was received into the Catholic Church in
2008 after journeying with the Lord for 40 years as an Evangelical

Lee was married for 26 years to her late husband, Dr. Clyde McDowell,
a pastor and the fifth president of Denver Seminary. She is the mother
of three adult children and is grandmother to six young grandchildren.

kaydavisKay Davis

Kay was born in Denver and raised in Colorado Springs. She grew up in
a large family that gave her a love of horseback riding, sports,
adventure and her Roman Catholic faith—not necessarily in that
order. Kay attended Colorado State University, graduating with a
degree in Technical Journalism. She went on to paralegal school and
worked for the Colorado Attorney General’s office in its Civil Rights
Litigation section. In 1987, a new adventure took hold of her heart and
she joined the Spiritual Life Institute, a diocesan institute of men and
women who live lives of solitude and community steeped in Carmelite
Spirituality. She lived at the Institute’s three monastic–wilderness
centers in Nova Scotia, Ireland, and Crestone, Colorado, until 2008. At
that time, Kay felt a new call to return to the city and bring the
lessons learned from 20 years of monastic living to others—as well as
learn from others!

Kay has a Masters in Spirituality and Certificate in Spiritual
Direction from Creighton University. She also helps with spiritual
formation at Holy Ghost Church in downtown Denver. In addition to still
loving all the things she did growing up, Kay enjoys gardening and
helping others to learn, to grow and discover their personal vocations.
Kay considers it a great privilege to listen to and accompany others in
spiritual direction.

HubkaCatherine Hubka

Born in New Jersey, Catherine moved to Denver with her family when
she was ten years old. After studying art and cultural anthropology at
Denver University, she spent a year in Florence, Italy, immersed in the
art that she loves. After her studies, Catherine married and started a
family. In her late twenties, she experienced the desire for a more
personal relationship with Christ. She responded initially by becoming a
catechist at her parish, teaching everything from First Communion to
RCIA. With the arrival of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in Denver in
2001, she entered into spiritual direction, a gift that has changed her
life and set her on the path to becoming a spiritual director. In 2004,
she was invited to take part in the very first formation class of the
Prayer Partnering Program. She went on to complete the Program for
Directors of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life.
After caring for her elderly parents in their last years, she was asked
to join the staff in February of 2015. Catherine treasures the ministry
of spiritual direction, teaching in the Lanteri Center’s programs, and
serving as supervisor for new spiritual directors.