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Meet the Team

 Yvonne Bachteram

Yvonne Bachteram worked in our Guest Services department for a number of years. She enjoyed meeting and looking after all the people who came here. Now, in the Facility department, she looks forward to working with people planning to hold events at Providence Renewal Centre, making sure their event will be a wonderful experience for all who attend. She enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, gardening, biking, and travelling.

Debbie Doornbos

Debbie Doornbos is a native Albertan with a Bachelor of Theology degree from Newman Theological College. She is a professional facilitator and experienced retreat leader with special interest in small faith communities, life transitions, and helping others deepen their spirituality. An avid outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, canoeing, and walking. Recently she spent a year in Ottawa where she completed a clinical pastoral education unit at St. Paul’s University.

María Z. García

Working at Providence Renewal Centre for over seventeen years, more than half of it working at the facility department, Maria is always ready to offer services in Spanish and in English. Excellence in customer service is one of her strengths; she is an award winner from Edmonton Tourism.

Becky Kallal

Becky, a former junior-senior high school teacher, also worked at Alberta Education where she first began a career as a professional editor that has spanned 25 years in both the public and private sectors. From 2007 to 2013, Becky served as a trustee on the Edmonton Catholic School Board. She is a graduate of the Board Development Program and has worked with numerous groups in governance consulting.

As the Executive Director of Providence Renewal Centre, Becky joins the dedicated PRC team in welcoming all our guests for whatever type of spiritual, educational or holistic growth they seek as they enter our doors for time away, a retreat, meeting, seminar, or conference. We strive to provide excellent service to all.

Carol Sebastian

Carol Sebastian is a lifelong learner dedicated to discovering God's presence in life as it unfolds. She holds a BA from St. Mary's University in Calgary and is trained in spiritual direction. With a passion for people and building community, Carol volunteers at Common Ground Community Café in Sherwood Park and at Ten Thousand Villages on Whyte Avenue. She is excited to be working with the Program Team at Providence Renewal Centre to provide opportunities for spiritual nourishment for people of all faiths and at all stages of life. Email

Crescenthia Silveira (Cressy)

Crescenthia Silveira (Cressy) has been with the Providence Renewal Centre for the past five years working in the capacity of Receptionist. Besides greeting the people who come through the doors of the Providence Renewal Centre, she also takes care of booking parlours for individuals who would like to come on a day retreat, or just come to meditate and spend a day in prayer. She also books parlours for small groups. If you should need to do an overnight retreat or a week long retreat, call her and she will gladly book you into our Sacred Space for a quiet and peaceful stay.