Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR Ed.D. founded Trinity Retreat House, a center for prayer, retreat and renewal for the clergy. Fr. Benedict obtained his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University. Along with eight other friars, Fr. Benedict helped form the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal which is dedicated to preaching renewal and personal reform, as well as providing care for the poor and homeless. He is also a popular speaker, retreat director, and author.