Ron DelBene is a poet, artist, author of books and videos and an Episcopal priest. He has been doing spiritual direction and leading programs in the area of spirituality and pastoral care across the country since 1963. He holds a Master's degree in Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spirituality and Organizational Systems. With his wife, Dr. Eleanor McKenzie DelBene, he directs The Hermitage
, a non-profit corporation devoted to providing spiritual growth and direction. Ron and Eleanor have two grown children, Paul and Anne. Paul and his spouse, Gayle, have a daughter, Matsue, and a son, Luca.