Staff

Laurie Brown

(978) 682-8815 ext 4

As Reservations Manager, Laurie will walk you through all the steps in making a group reservation at Rolling Ridge.  She will answer all questions you have and ensure that everything is in place for an excellent event.

Greg Clarke


As Facilities Manager, Greg ensures that the buildings and grounds of Rolling Ridge are safe and in tip top condition.

Virginia Ferriman

(978) 682-8815 ext 6

As Housekeeping Manager, Virginia works with her staff to make sure that all buildings are cleaned, towels are washed, and beds are made with fresh sheets so that you have a good night's rest while at Rolling Ridge.

Rev Dr Lawrence Jay

(978) 682-8815 ext 2

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Lawrence works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  An ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, and American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.  

John Kiemele


From the Upper Great Plains to the urban shores of the Pacific Northwest to the New England Seacoast John Kiemele has assisted individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations with intentional soul care.  John is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge.  Prior to his recent move to the Northeast, John founded and served as executive director of Selah Center, a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area.  Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well.  John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, and holds post-doctoral certificates in Spiritual Direction, the Enneagram Spectrum, Wellness Coaching, and Mindful Self-Compassion.  He is also an ordained pastor who has served congregations across the US and Canada.  John enjoys spending time with his wife, Marissa, baking, walking, traveling, visiting cathedrals and monasteries, attending live theater, and rummaging through antique shops.  
 

Ellen Lewis

(978) 682-8815 ext 5

As bookkeeper of Rolling Ridge, Ellen is the keeper of the kingdom when it comes to finances.  

Lee O'Brien

(978) 682-8815 ext 3

As Director of Guest Services, Lee ensures that all details are in place for your event and generates the final invoice.  She also schedules all personal retreats.

Tom Paolillo

(978) 682-8815 ext 7

As Culinary Services Manager, Tom ensures that all guests enjoy outstanding meals including those with special dietary needs.  If you have a special dietary need, please make sure that submit a dietary request form

Danny Smith

(978) 682-8815 ext 1

As Director of Operations, Danny oversees registration for all our Rolling Ridge programs and ensures that all runs smoothly behind the scenes.