Our current Youth Ministry Team began in 2007. Since that time we have collaborated on nearly 600 retreats for tens of thousands of youth across the Mid-West. Together we share over 40 years of  ministry experience. Our Team strives to ensure the highest quality and standard of programs; each retreat is custom designed to meet the unique charism of your school or parish group.

Below you can meet some of our dedicated ministry professionals.


Stephen_HeadshotStephen Poat

Director of Youth Ministry

After working in parish ministry for nearly 20 years, and spending several years in the corporate world, Stephen joined the JSC Youth Ministry program in 2007. As director, Stephen oversees all aspects of the Youth Ministry TEAM, collaborating with our ministry partners to share the Gospel message to Youth across the Tri-State.

You can contact Stephen by email at poat@jesuitspiritualcenter.com or by phone at (513) 248-3500 ext. 11.



Eric_HeadshotEric Nichols

Associate Director of Youth Ministry

A graduate of Xavier University and St. Xavier High School, Eric joined the Youth TEAM in 2008. As associate director, Eric facilitates a large number of our retreat programs, and is also responsible for developing content for our music and multi-media ministries.

You can contact Eric by email at enichols@jesuitspiritualcenter.com or by phone at (513) 248-3500 ext. 23.



Erin_HeadshotErin Daly

Associate Director of Youth Ministry

Erin Daly joined the youth ministry team at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in July 2016. Before she arrived at the JSC, she spent two years as a youth ministry missionary for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. As associate director of youth ministry, Erin helps plan and facilitate retreats, plays music at retreats, and assists with running the JSC’s youth ministry blog.

You can contact Erin by email at edaly@jesuitspiritualcenter.com or by phone at (513) 248-3500 ext. 24.


Our Team also includes talented post-graduate interns who assist in facilitating small and large group activities. Below you can meet this years interns.


Jenny_HeadshotJennifer Babbitt

NEXT Intern

A graduate of Miami University and Saint Ursula Academy, Jennifer obtained a bachelors degree in marketing. She left her 9-5 job to delve deeper into the spiritual side of life. After over 6 months of personal faith exploration, Jennifer joined the Youth Ministry Team. As a NEXT Intern, Jennifer hopes to develop her leadership skills and grow both personally and spiritually as she helps others along their faith journey.



Shannon_HeadshotShannon Grosheim

NEXT Intern

Shannon Grosheim was born and raised on the West Side of Cincinnati. She graduated from Georgetown College with a degree in Spanish. She is an avid horseman who also enjoys art and dancing. She hopes to be able to combine her passion for Christ with horses by ministering to the needs of others through the means of horsemanship instruction and equine therapy in the future.



Matthew_HeadshotMatthew Lageman

NEXT Intern