Welcome to Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
St John XXIII Pastoral Center

is currently seeking to fill the following position:
Guest Services Coordinator

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Contact the Director, Gerri Wright at 304.342.0507 or gwright@dwc.org to schedule an interview.

A place of peace.

Experience genuine Christian hospitality at this modern facility nestled in a picturesque natural setting just minutes from downtown Charleston, West Virginia. Whether you are looking for a place of solitude, spiritual renewal, or an ideal place for retreats, workshops, or conferences, Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center is prepared to meet your needs. The staff humbly and graciously welcomes individuals, along with religious and other non-profit groups involved in spiritual, pastoral, or educational growth and development.

Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center is operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. The lived purpose for this center is captured in the pastoral letters, “At Home in the Web of Life”, and “This Land is Home to Me”, both promulgated by the Catholic Bishops of Appalachia. These documents herald:

“Because of God’s image within us, every human person has the right to all that is needed to guarantee human dignity.” “…hopefully the Church might once again be known as- a center of the Spirit, where humble people and humble needs come first.”

Person Dining Room
Miles From Airport
Guest Rooms
Person Chapel


Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center is located just minutes from downtown Charleston and less than 10 miles from Yeager Airport (CRW).

So Much To Offer!

  • Ten minutes from Yeager Airport

  • Smoke Free Facility

  • Handicapped Accessible

  • 40 Guest Rooms

  • Three Apartments

  • Two Dormitories

  • Exercise Room

  • Workshops

  • Five minutes from Charleston, West Virginia

  • Spiritual Renewal

  • Two Chapels

  • Retreats

  • Hodges Summit – Scenic outdoor area with gazebo

  • Prayer Services

  • Solitude

  • Conferences

  • Lodging

  • Dining

  • Library

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Boardroom

  • Onsite Technical Assistance

  • Business Center

Perfect for Your Every Need

Great for Assemblies, Meetings, & Organizational Gatherings!

Visitor Reviews: We Love our Visitors, And They Love Us.

We are fully dedicated to visitors. When you visit Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center, there is no need to worry about anything.  Check out what our visitors are saying about Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center!

“Everything you need,”

“both spiritual and natural, can be found at John XXIII Pastoral Center” – West Virginia Prayer Clinic

Nice quiet space with good meals and wonderful hospitality…
Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
The Center is very relaxing and welcoming…thanks for the wireless service for our laptops…
The staff is patient and helpful…the food is great…a peaceful location and atmosphere…
Women's Aglow International
Wonderful facility…pleasing to the eye and uplifting to the spirit…
Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church
The positive aspects during our recent time there was the true christian hospitality from the entire staff. I have planned many events and this center was absolutely the most outstanding! The love and spirit of God is truly in the building and in the staff, the vessels that serve your guests…
Meeting rooms were comfortable…staff was helpful…food was perfect…
United Methodist Foundation
Services were good, personnel were friendly, and the meals were healthy and well prepared…
WVU Department of Community Medicine
Wonderful, relaxing environment for any meeting…
Education and the Arts
From the time we stepped in the door we felt at home…our meeting room was set up perfect with everything we needed…
Charleston Catholic High School
Our visits to John XXIIIrd are always welcoming, spiritual, and uplifting…
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Catholic Schools
John XXIII Pastoral Center was so peaceful and beautiful…the food was delicious…
Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia
You can feel the Holy Spirit once you arrive…
Charleston Baptist Temple
You all create a holy, peaceful, and hospitable place for a great stay. You make us feel at home.
Glenmary District

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