Faculty & Staff
Will Fiorello, MA, is an educator and spiritual director at the Seton Cove. Over the past ten years, he has served as a social worker, counselor, and child mentor and advocate. He is passionate about the interplay between spirituality and emotional wellness; and his vocational ministry has focused on fostering healthy individuals, families, children, and relationships. Will received his Master of Arts in Counseling from the Seminary of the Southwest, and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University. He is a candidate for LPC-I counseling licensure.
Patricia Speier, DMin, is Executive Director of the Seton Cove. She is a spiritual director, teacher, and retreat facilitator who specializes in the use of literature and writing for spiritual growth and ethical development. She is passionate about the connection between Spirituality and Leadership and has developed a year long intensive for leaders in all fields ( business, medicine, law, religion, non-profit) which is now in its sixth year. Speier is a 2008 DMin graduate of Perkins School of Theology and a graduate of the Episcopal Theological Seminary. She has studied spirituality at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico and Integral Spirituality with Ken Wilbur.
Ann Walters, MPS, is an educator, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator at Seton Cove. She previously served as a teacher, campus minister, and administrator in Catholic education. She is passionate about women's spirituality, the expressive arts as spiritual practice, and the mystical thread that runs through all religions and wisdom traditions. Ann holds a Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University-Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. She has also received training in Hakomi Body-Centered Therapy, Dance-Movement Therapy and Soul Collage.
Rev. Stephanie Warfield, MA, BCC, served as Chaplain with the Seton Cancer Care Team before coming to Seton Cove as an educator. Her previous work involved spiritual care/counseling to adults at Shivers Center, the outpatient cancer clinic. Stephanie is passionate about creative ministry using art, poetry, worship, journal writing and retreat facilitation to encourage healing. She is Board Certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains and ordained as an Interfaith Minister. She has a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas and a MA in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University. She self-published three books: a Lenten reflection journal, a creative pastoral ministry handbook, and a journal of interviews with a teenage cancer patient in the weeks before her death. Stephanie’s mantra: Listen softly and carry a big heart!
Paula D'Arcy Paula D'Arcy is an author, former therapist, speaker, playwright and President of Red Bird Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to reaching hearts and restoring hope. Among her best-selling books are Gift of the Red Bird and Waking Up To This Day. Paula's work stems from the deaths of her husband and young daughter in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Her subsequent work has been dedicated to helping others transform pain.
Bob Lively is a native Texan with deep roots in the piney woods of East Texas. He earned his baccalaureate degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he has been named a Distinguished Alumnus. He is an honor graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Lively is the author of eleven books. In the past 17 years he has published over 400 columns in the Austin American-Statesman.
Flint Sparks Ph.D. has been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Austin since 1983. Through exploration of the interface between spirituality and psychology, he found a particularly deep resonance in Buddhist meditation, psychology and philosophy. In March of 2001, Sparks was ordained as a Zen Buddhist Priest. He now divides his time between his private practice and a growing Zen Center here in Austin.
Board MembersPauline Albert
Helen Brewer, D.C.
Fr. Louis Brusatti
Tom Caven, MD, Chair
Faraz Khan, Treasurer
Sharon Lowe, Secretary
Mary Jane Marks
Brian Sayers, MD
David C. Smith
Patricia Speier, D.Min.
Jean Wesselman, DC