about us

Loyola Institute for Spirituality is the successor to the "Loyola Laymen’s Retreat Association" that was first incorporated in the State of California in the 1930's.  Its corporate name was changed in 1947 to "Manresa Retreat House," and in 1997 it was again changed to "Loyola Institute for Spirituality."  LIS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit religious corporation recognized by the State of California and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  The LIS Board of Directors was originally made up of the Provincial of the California Province of the Society of Jesus and his consultors.  As of 2004, LIS is governed by its own Board of Directors.

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 Education                   

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 Administration          

Lori Stanley

Executive Director

After an extensive national and local search process, Mrs. Lori Stanley was selected as the first layperson to hold the Executive Director position in the 21 years of the Institute’s existence. Lori joins LIS with many years of experience in pastoral ministry, organizational leadership, marketing and development. She is a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church in Westminster where she serves as a lector, a member of the pastoral council and co-facilitator alongside her husband in the married couples bible study group. After graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Liberal Arts, Lori worked as a litigation claims analyst for a major insurance company.

She credits her role as a CCD aide while a junior at Mater Dei to be what piqued her interest in teaching about God and the Sacraments. Over the years Lori has spent time teaching 3rd grade, 5th grade religion, and Confirmation classes. She has been a Director of Religious Education, Director of marketing, retreat leader and a consultative board member. She and her husband of 29 years have been active facilitators in the Catholic Engaged Encounter ministry in the Diocese of Orange for the last 15 years.

She was introduced to the Spiritual Exercises 10 years ago and credits the application of its principles with providing personal insight, contentment and joy in her life. Lori is eager to use her experiences and gifts to promote and serve others in line with the mission of LIS. Lori is one of 7 children born to Deacon Joe (deceased) and Dolores Stripling. She and her husband have one child in college. For enjoyment, Lori can be found listening to live jazz music, playing golf, writing calligraphy and reading autobiographies.

Lupe Vizcarra

Finance Director

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Ryan Pratt

Administrative Assistant

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Board of Directors

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Art Director

Jerry Thode

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Douglas Leal

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CARLA JONES

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Anne Champagne

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Jack Gonsalves

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CARLA JONES

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434 S Batavia St, Orange, CA 92868

phone: 714-997-9587
email: office@loyolainstitute.org

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