The Dominican Center originated on September 01, 1980 under the tutelage of Sister Charlotte Hoefer, OP and Sister Carol Johannes, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominicans.   At its inception, the Center was established as non-profit and was named Dominican Center for Religious Development.

The Dominican Center offers opportunities for spiritual deepening and growth, spiritual breadth through study, sharing communal wisdom, reading the signs of the times and addressing the heresies of today.  The Center seeks Truth (Dominican motto) and preaches the Word of God.

Today we want to draw attention to our renewed online presence, our website, programming, and Facebook page now named Dominican Center: Spirituality for Mission.

The current Director is Karen Rossman, OP … 517-920-1955

The Dominican Center uses Religious facilities in the area for seminars, meetings, and other offerings.

Mission of the Center

Rooted in the charism of Saint Dominic and formed in the Christian spiritual and social traditions, the Dominican Center: Spirituality for Mission assists people of every faith to nurture a thoughtful, prayerful relationship with God and to be a strong voice in the world for God’s justice.


Embracing the Dominican tradition,
To Praise God, To Bless Earth and the human family, and To Preach Truth.


Values and Strategies

Prayer and Study to identify the spirituality and preaching needed to respond to God in today’s world

Challenging the heresies of our time to develop a shared vision of hope for all of creation

Educating and Forming spiritual directors in the Dominican tradition,

Producing and distributing resources to nurture people of faith in their mission,

Providing guided retreat, education, and prayer experiences

Networking with the global Dominican Family