“The Lord will rejoice over you with gladness and renew you in love.”

~ Zephaniah 3:17

I was born in Albee Township into a “Yours, Mine, and Ours” family on September 22, 1928. I was the 17th child in a family of 18 where I learned love, sharing, forgiveness, generosity and hard work! My parents, immigrants from Germany and Czechoslovakia, were farmers and so I grew up living on an 80-acre farm among the crickets and grasshoppers. My parents were Catholic and I had to attend catechism classes on Saturday mornings. The instructors were Dominican Sisters serving in Chesaning.

I loved to dance! Coming home one night from an evening of dance, I heard the Lord say, “This is all well and good, but what are you going to do with your life?” This was the Lord’s invitation to me to join in the dance of Dominican life.

I earned my BA Degree at Aquinas College, my Masters in Elementary Administration and Supervision from Western Michigan University, and a Certificate in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in NewOrleans. I am a licensed Workshop Way® Consultant and co-authored books with Grace H. Pilon, SBS, foundress of Workshop Way®.

My many years as a Dominican Sister have been filled with more than I could imagine! I’ve had countless opportunities to dance with God’s people in my ministries as an educator and to share the love of Jesus. My goal as an educator was to also teach the 3 Rs of Reverence, Respect, and Responsibility.

I have taught in the archdiocese of New Orleans and in the Michigan dioceses of Saginaw, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Gaylord. I’ve had a variety of professional experiences.
I love people, am a positive and happy person. I have a great sense of humor which leads to lots of laughter. I thank God for every good gift!