The Monks


Sister Greta Ronningen

Sister Greta is a founding member of Community of Divine Love. Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, she spent much of her youth in New Mexico. She holds a master’s degree in Spiritual Formation from Claremont School of Theology. She is the senior Episcopal chaplain at CRDF, the women’s jail in Lynwood, and is the co-director of Prism Restorative Justice, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Greta is the director of contemplative spirituality at The Church of Our Saviour. A yoga teacher with over 40 years of experience, she co-founded Yoga Works in 1986. Greta is a writer, public speaker, and retreat leader. She is the author of FREE ON THE INSIDE: Finding God Behind Bars. 


Brother Dennis Gibbs

Originally from Nampa, Idaho, Br. Dennis has  lived in California since 1981, first in northern California, before settling in the Los Angeles area in 1991. A deacon in the Diocese of Los Angeles, he is the Director for Prism Restorative Justice, our ministry that provides spiritual care for the incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jails. Br. Dennis is a spiritual director, writer and retreat leader. Artistically inclined, he has restored a number of artifacts that now have made their home throughout the monastery. He is the author of OBLIVION - Grave in Exile With a Monk Behind Bars.