Our Mission

Eagle Eye Ministries
endeavors to form, unite, and inspire young Catholics for the new evangelization by deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, study, culture, and community. We embolden our participants to do great things with their lives! We give them the formation that makes it possible, and provide them the resources to find their unique place in the Church. To that end, we:


  • bring them to an authentic faith encounter with Christ;
  • provide rigorous intellectual formation in the philosophy of Aristotle;
  • foster authentic expressions of human culture; and
  • immerse them in the experience of community to create real friendships and support on the path to holiness.
The Vision

Our name is Eagle Eye Ministries…

… because the spirit behind Eagle Eye is the same as the spirit of Christ Jesus Himself, the “Eagle in flight,” (Rev. 4). In Jesus Crucified, and especially His cry of thirst and the piercing of His Heart (when He gave His Spirit, the Paraclete, to His Church (I Jn. 5:8)), we find the fullest expression of this mystery of Christ, “the Eagle in flight”. This spirit, lived out perfectly by the Virgin Mary, was also embodied and handed on to the Church in a special way in the person and writings of St. John the Apostle, and demonstrated vividly for us in the life and doctrine of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. Following in their footsteps, Eagle Eye strives to bring each of its participants to experience the cry of thirst of Christ as intensely as possible by helping them delve as deeply as possible into the mystery of a Christian Charity lived out as a “sincere gift of themselves” (Lumen Gentium, 22) in prayer, study, fraternal charity and apostolic service.
Founder and President

Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ

Father Nathan Cromly is a priest with the Community of St. John. The Community of St. John seeks to live a spirit rooted in the Gospel of St. John through the gift of themselves to God without reserve for the salvation of souls.  They accomplish this firstly through a contemplative priesthood that constantly seeks the Face of Christ, striving to glorify the Father with Christ and help today’s world rediscover a sense of adoration and fraternal charity. Secondly, through an apostolic priesthood that answers the call of the New Evangelization by following the Lamb wherever He goes.


Father Nathan has founded three missions in his apostolic work:

Eagle Eye Ministries, which forms, unites and inspires young Catholics by deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, study, culture and community in retreats, excursions and special events. To date, over 50 vocations to the priesthood have been discerned through EEM.

The Marian Faith Network, which promotes Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary at retreats and in the book, Totus Tuus, edited by Father Nathan.

The Saint John Institute, an MBA program which equips Evangelizers for the New Evangelization by placing our Nation’s greatest talents at the service of our Church’s greatest needs.

Our History

Eagle Eye began
as a response by the Community of St. John to the thirst of young people…


Through their many apostolates with young people in the Church, from rock-climbing camps to downhill ski outings, Brothers and Sisters of the Community of St. John encountered many young people with a thirst to go to the heart of their Catholic Faith, to discover the profound harmony between their lives and the desires of Christ crucified. They began Eagle Eye to give the most, of the best, to the thirstiest.


In June of 2003, our first 8-day retreat took place in Princeville, Illinois. Since then, we have continuously expanded through the grace of God to a family of over 6000 alumni, and over 125 volunteers and benefactors.

Strategic Partnerships

Eagle Eye Ministries emulates the words of St. Paul, “For we are God’s servants, working together…” as we work with many other ministries and companies to make encounters with Christ possible for our participants, Alumni, volunteers, and benefactors.
Our Team

Eagle Eye Board of Ministries

Fr. Francis Therese

Sr. Teresa Immaculate

Sr. Teresa Immaculate

Ellie Agar

Connie Burek

Connie Burek

Director of Promotions | Central Strategic Team

Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson


Kathy Kimar

Kathy Kimar

Director of Eagle Eye Summer Institutes | Central Strategic Team | Mama Eagle: Ohio Teen Eagle Eye Summer Institutes | Mama Eagle: Ohio Young Adult Summer Institute

Luis Alberto Martinez Sr

Luis Alberto Martinez Sr


Kalene Morris

Director of Excursions

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Mary Pogue

Mary Pogue

Director of Associates | Central Strategic Team | Annual Pilgrimage Coordinator | Eagle Eye Ministries Board Secretary

Elizabeth Riordan

Elizabeth Riordan

Volunteer Coordinator


Amanda Rohwedder

Kathy Schluter

Director of Hospitality

Aurora Schreck

Aurora Schreck

Director of Retreats | Eagle Eye PRO Manager | Webmaster

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Mike Yerkes

Mike Yerkes



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