Jonathan Montaldo has served as the associate director of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living, the director of the Thomas Merton Center, and as president of the International Thomas Merton Society. He has edited or coedited nine volumes of Merton's writing including The Intimate Merton, Dialogues with Silence, and A Year with Thomas Merton. He presents retreats internationally based on Merton's witness to contemplative living.
Robert G. Toth served as the executive director of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living from 1998�2009. He currently serves the institute as director of special initiatives.