“Be still and know that I am God.”

~ Psalm 46

Sixty years! Sounds like a long time, but it doesn’t feel that way. I was born in Ludington, the oldest of six girls. I knew Dominicans from the time I was small because we had relatives in the community. I entered Marywood after high school graduation.

My early years in ministry were spent teaching primary grades in Michigan and in New Mexico. I taught in many settings – urban, inner city, farm, and pueblo communities. I treasured ministering in the Saginaw Diocese with Ken Untener as Bishop. I am now the Liturgical Life Director at Marywood. In this role we strive to serve and model inclusivity in the liturgical life of the community.

I’ve hiked mountain trails in New Mexico and in Alaska, enjoyed the waters of Lake Michigan, as well as skiing Caberfae Peaks in the winter. I enjoy reading a good book, playing the accordion for sing-a-longs, and watching the Tigers and the Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Team. Yes, life is good!

Being part of this Dominican congregation has been blessing. I’m grateful for the people I’ve met and the opportunities for travel, study, and ministry.

I thank all who have encouraged, challenged, and supported me through the years.