J. FRANCIS STROUD, S.J. served as Executive Director of The DeMello Spirituality Center from its foundation if 1984 until his death in 2007. He studied with Tony at the Sadhana Institute in India and later taught courses at Fordham University on the application of DeMello spiritual principles to the media experience of film and television. Father Frank, as he was affectionately known, lectured and conducted a conference on DeMello Spirituality throughout the United States and Europe. He is the author of the book Praying Naked, the spirituality of Anthony de Mello, S.J. In 2011 the Center for Spiritual Exchange was renamed the DeMello-Stroud Spirituality Center.