staff

CHRISTINE CURRAN | Executive Director
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Christine Curran became ISP’s Executive Director in January 2021.  Prior to this role, she served four years as ISP Director of Programs and Mission Effectiveness. Christine has a professional background in leadership, program administration and volunteer management within faith-based nonprofits. Immediately prior to joining ISP, she was Regional Director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in Chicago. Christine is a graduate of St. John’s College, Yale University, and recently earned an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Northwestern’s Kellogg School.  Originally from Connecticut, she now resides in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. 

CATHERINE RUFFING DROTLEFF | Director of Advancement and Communications
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Catherine Ruffing Drotleff shepherded the fundraising and communication activities of ISP from 2013 until 2021, when she began her role as Director of Advancement and Communications.  Catherine has spent her career in nonprofit advancement; immediately prior to joining ISP, she spent over 7 years at The Resurrection Project, a community development nonprofit located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.  Catherine received her Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago, which informed her particular interest in the role of ritual and retreat work as a means of growth, healing, and transformation. She lives in Cleveland with her husband and son.

MATTHEW MEYERS | Director of Programs
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Matthew Meyers  joined ISP as a Regional Coordinator in 2016 started his new role as Director of Programs in 2021. He is devoted to working with nonprofits that build communities of hope and provide transformative experiences. Prior to joining ISP, Matthew worked with undergraduate students in Campus Ministry and as a live-in residential counselor at Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati. Matthew received dual Masters degrees in Public Administration for Nonprofit Management and Theology from Villanova University, which complement and deepen his commitment to ISP’s mission and ministry. He lives in Chicago and enjoys playing volleyball, attending theatre, and hiking out West.

STEVE DONALDSON | Regional Director
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Steve Donaldson joined ISP in 2014, focusing primarily on supporting affiliate cities along the west coast. He has spent much of his career in Ignatian pastoral ministry; before joining ISP he worked St. Joseph Parish, the Jesuit parish in Seattle, and served for a decade as the Executive Director of the Spiritual Exercises (of St. Ignatius) in Everyday Life in the Seattle/Tacoma area.  Steve has a degree from Seattle University, is a trained spiritual director, and has a passion for walking with individuals exploring their own spirituality. Steve works from his home in Seattle, where he lives with his wife and daughter.  He also has two older children currently in college.