La Casa Staff

On January 9, 2018, La Casa de Maria and its Center for Spiritual Renewal sustained substantial damage in the severe mud and debris flow that followed the Thomas Fire.

For now, we are working with a core staff to repair, renew, and eventually re-open our campus. Check back frequently for updates. 


Steve Jacobsen, Director
Anne Price, Associate Director
Stephanie Glatt, Director Emerita

Administrative Staff

Diane Dale, Development Coordinator
Christie Powell, Finance Coordinator

Agriculture Staff

Eric Torbet, Agricultural Coordinator

Buildings and Grounds Staff

Enrique Hernandez, Buildings and Grounds Coordinator
Santiago Mendoza, Buildings and Grounds Assistant


Sarah Kidwell, Communications Director

Conference and Programs Staff

Mary Ann Paxton, Conference Coordinator
Kate Clarke, Conference Associate

Facilities Staff

Cindy Faith Swain, Facilities Coordinator

Center for Spiritual Renewal

Caroline Saxon

About Us—Overview

La Casa is a beloved refuge of peace where individuals and groups can renew body, mind, and spirit. More

Mission, Vision, and Goals

The mission of La Casa is to be a sanctuary of peace. More


La Casa’s first residents were the Chumash people who tended the spirit and the beings of this land. More


We are here to support your retreat experience. More


La Casa is stewarded by the Immaculate Heart Community, a lay, ecumenical community of women and men. More


Enjoy a visit around La Casa’s 26 acres of semi-rural land, nestled between mountain and sea. More

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