About the Catholic Renewal Center


Address, Phone, Information


1406 S. Sappington Road, Crestwood  MO 63126

 (This is the convent at St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish)

Phone # 314-731-6100

Fax # 314-792-7364

The Center has a variety of uses including private rooms for spiritual direction, prayer rooms, small meeting facilities, an extensive library of books, audio tapes and other resources for promoting the Holy Spirit and the Catholic faith.

A Catholic Renewal Center Office is located at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, 63119, Room 1314, phone number 314-792-7734.                                                                        Jane Guether, Director, is there Monday, Wednesday, Friday.



The mission of the Catholic Renewal Center is to stir into flame the grace of Pentecost within and beyond the Church. This mission seeks to broaden and deepen the understanding that Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the Christian inheritance of all.

The Center facilitates the awakening of the Holy Spirit in our lives through prayer, conferences, spiritual direction, life in the spirit seminars, teaching, retreats; witnessing to the spiritual gifts that come from surrendering to the Holy Spirit. These spiritual gifts are for the building up of the church bringing forth wholeness for the body of Christ.

-  Mission and Ministries of the Catholic Renewal Center.pdf


  • Bishop Emeritus Robert Hermann, Liaison, rhermann@archstl.org
  • Msgr. Ed Griesedieck, Chaplain, griesedieck@kenrick.edu
  • Jane Guenther, M. Div., Director, janeguenther@archstl.org


Staff at the Cardinal Rigali Center:

Marti Ochs martiochs@archstl.org , 314-792-7414, Executive Administrative Assistant to Bishop Hermann, Msgr. Stehly, and Jane Guenther.

Staff at the Renewal Center:

  • Bob Gleason bgleason@archstl.org
  • Anne Hruz annehruz@archstl.org
  • Cheryl Nelson catholicrenewal@archstl.org
  • Gary Whitlock  catholicrenewal@archstl.org

Service Committee

  • Jeff Barczewski, Mary Jo Barczewski, Jane Guenther, Maria Knapp,  Carol Nowak, Gary Whitlock, Pat Wiswall, Modesta Perales, Lizett Mata de Crooks, Katie Feise, Cheryl Nelson, Anne Murphy, Sony Sakhrani, Joan Odendahl, Paula Klump, Lynn Verbrugge