St. Mary’s Sewanee

St. Mary's SewaneeSt. Mary's Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development sits on 230 acres atop the Cumberland Plateau. It offers a sanctuary of natural beauty and quiet for rest, renewal and reconnection. St. Mary’s Sewanee is a place that caters to individual and group spiritual needs through a variety of personal retreats and group programs.

St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is dedicated to providing spiritual hospitality to persons of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, in a place of natural beauty, simplicity, silence, tranquility and warm spiritual rest through retreats, renewal and learning.

770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375


The Rev. John Runkle, Executive Director

Executive Board Members:
R. Dale Grimes, President
Robert M. Ayres Jr., Vice President
Jan Pate, Treasurer
Morgan Van Zandt Merrill, Secretary

Board Members:
The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander
The Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt
Mr. Don Cook
Adam R. Hill
Ms. Jean Jackson
Sister Madeline Mary
Mr. John C. McCardell Jr.
Mrs. Nora Frances Stone McRae
Susan Packard
The Rt. Rev. Henry Parsley
Mr. William V. Parsons Jr.
The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman
Mr. William Thomas Ratliff, III
Kathy Sanders Tompkins
The Rev. Thomas R. Ward, Jr.
Ms. Carol W. Wray