Delores Evans, Receptionist and Bookkeeper

Delores Evans

Receptionist and Bookkeeper

Delores has been on the grounds of the Center at Donaldson, in one capacity or another, for the last 25 years. She started as the Library Assistant for Ancilla College, worked part-time as a Retreat Staff Assistant, and for the last 20 years she has been working full-time as Lindenwood’s Receptionist & Bookkeeper.

A native of the beautiful state of Wisconsin, Delores often visits family and friends in Milwaukee, a city that will always have a special place in her heart. She loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys traveling to other states for fun and shopping purposes. No wonder that her passions are family, shopping and travel, in that order!

Given the location of the Center at Donaldson, in the middle of nowhere, Delores was surprised to find it and even shocked to discover this order of totally independent nuns, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. She enjoys being part of one of their ministries and is always grateful for the prayers the Sisters say for all their co-workers. Delores attended Ancilla College and Indiana University of South Bend. Her motto is, “Come visit Lindenwood and you be the judge of all we have to offer.”

Tena Lade, Retreat Staff Assistant

Tena Lade

Retreat Staff Assistant


Paul Mach, Director of Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center

Paul Mach

Director of Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center

Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Paul is the youngest of seven children with six older sisters. While attending two powerful retreats during High School, his life changed forever. Since then, Paul’s faith has become integrated into his identity. His entry into ministry started in peer ministry, which later turned into professional Youth and Young Adult Ministry for over 30 years. For the last 14 years Paul served as Program Director of Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Joliet. Recently, Paul moved to South Bend with his wife. They have four adult children. In his leisure, Paul enjoys cooking, taking walks, growing deeper in his faith, and sports (both playing and watching).

Kelly Palmer-Rogers, Event Coordinator

Kelly Palmer-Rogers

Event Coordinator


Cheri Ringer

Cheri Ringer

Office Assistant & Retreat Staff Assistant

A graduate of the University of Indianapolis, Cheri is currently working towards becoming an Indiana Master Naturalist.

Cheri and her husband enjoy life on their farm, traveling in their 5th wheel camper and attending tractor shows with friends.