“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord… plans to give you hope and a future…”

~ Jeremiah 29:11-13

Indeed, the Lord has a plan for me. I was born in Gaylord and attended St. Mary’s School. For 12 years I had the Dominican Sisters; so when I felt that God called me, I entered Marywood. I have been a teacher, principal, pastoral minister, and a parish administrator. Gobles was a wonderful experience of church. It became St. Jude Parish in 1985, and I was named Parish Administrator.

The second most astounding ministry happened in the 20 years I spent as an ESL tutor and citizenship instructor. I personally walked the path to citizenship with hundreds of people. I thank Sister Carmen Rostar for her leadership.

I spent ten years as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House.

I am grateful to the community for the wonderful opportunities for education. I received both my B.A. and M.A. from Aquinas College as well as an M.A. from Notre Dame.

When I was little, I only traveled to Grandma’s house. When I was able, I saved money to travel. My travels have taken me to all of the States (except Hawaii) as well as Europe and the Holy Land. I have had a full, rich life, and God has had a wonderful plan for me. I thank my parents, my siblings as well as the Community.