A Light Unto Your Path

Ready to Walk with You

A team of 41 full- and part-time employees supports the Casa’s mission. It’s a mission that doesn’t quit, and our goal is that each person who comes through our doors becomes the brightest they can be for themselves, their families, their communities, and this world.

We stand ready to walk with you on your journey. Allow us to be a light unto your path.


Department Directors

brown-charlieGeneral Manager:

Charles Brown

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Director of Adult Education & Retreats:

Rick Hardy

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Director of Counseling:

Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW

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Patty-TDirector of Family Catechesis:

Patty Tafolla

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Kris-CDirector of Finance:

Kristine M. Wendt, CPA

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Norbert-ZDirector of Liturgy & Music:

Norbert Zwickl

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Sue Force

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Sarah Privée

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Director of Meetings and Conferences:

Indra Tilgass-Rodney

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Patti-STDirector of Social Concerns:

Patti Sills-Trausch

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Mike-SOperations Manager:

Mike Slivers

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Pat-BDirector of Volunteer Services:

Pat Bennier

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Functional Organizational Chart

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  • Join us for Mass

    Saturday at 5:00 pm
    Sunday at 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11:00 am & 7:00 pm
    Weekdays at 7:00 am

  • Daily Mass

    Monday – Saturday at 7:00 am

  • Homily

    Visit for our weekly homilies.

  • Location

    5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253

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  • What We Do

    Join us for a one-hour overview of the mission and vision of the Franciscan Renewal Center to personally experience the good work first hand.

    1st Thursdays at 11:00 am
    3rd Thursdays at 6:00 pm

    Register here.

  • Where to Start

    More than 300 opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth outside of Mass exist at the Casa. Search our Calendar [link to RM Portal] and learn about program types below.

  • Upcoming Orientations

    Volunteer orientations currently are offered on an individual basis.

  • For Meeting Planners

    Informational Brochure [PDF]
    Meeting Kit [PDF]
    Overview for Guests [PDF]

  • Get Involved

    What will it take to end poverty? What does St. Francis’ legacy mean today? Do you know there has to be a better way, but don’t know where to begin? Start right here!

  • Make a Counseling Appointment

    Call 480.948.7460, ext. 133
    Individual sessions by appointment are generally available mornings, afternoons and evenings, Monday through Friday. We kindly request 24-hour notice if you are unable to keep an appointment.