SisterDavid Therese Korson

“Be still and know I am God.”

Grateful and thanks to God for the gifts, happiness, and blessings I have received these past 70 years. I have been blessed with loving and faithful parents, family, Dominican Sisters, and friends.

Theresa Marie, a twin of Sister Lydia, was born July 4, 1929, the eighth of twelve children born to Wencel and Ludmilla Korson of Gills Pier, Michigan. She attended both public and private schools and graduated from St. Mary’s Lake Leelanau. She attended Aquinas College and entered the Dominican Order in 1950 receiving the name Sister David Therese of the Child Jesus.

Sister David Therese earned her BA in History from Aquinas College, a certificate in Theology from Aquinas Theological Institute, and MA in Elementary Education from Michigan State University.

She taught in Grand Rapids, Beal City, Hart, and Saginaw for 14 years. Then served others with her leadership and administrative gifts for 35 years combined as principal at St. Catherine’s, Ravenna, St. Adalbert, Grand Rapids and St. Charles in Greenville.

Sister’s prayer and pastoral ministry at Marywood brings joy and comfort to so many Sisters and friends of the Congregation. Her get-to-it energy makes her a Godsend volunteering in the mailroom or baking pies, cookies, and kolache for the Sisters. Sister David Therese also enjoys sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening, and listening to music.


Sister David Therese Korson hired me to be her Kindergarten teacher at St. Charles in Greenville! I drove 35 miles, one way, for 12 years, because I loved being a part of this beautiful ladies life! She was an amazing administrator, and taught me so much! I’m so blessed that God gave me this experience! ~ Ann Marie Smith

2022 – 71 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for Vocations

Sister David Therese Korson shares her love of reading with children. Sister resided at St. Charles Convent in Greenville, Michigan volunteering as school librarian and parish worker for several years. David Thesee Korson reads to children

Sister David Therese is one of three daughters from the Korson family of Gills Pier, Michigan that joined the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. These hardworking sisters grew up on a farm in a large Catholic family of Czechoslovakian descent. Sister David Therese is pictured here with her twin sister, Sister Lydia, and younger sister, Sister Peter Mary.

Sister David Therese Korson enjoys baking, whether it was assisting Sister Marie Celeste in The Peace of Cake Kitchen (below) or baking cookies on her own to treat the Sisters.

David Therese Korson



National Catholic Sisters Week supports the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids for our annual Service Day. SIster David Therese Korson worked with Aquinas College Students on the gardens at Marywood in Grand Rapids.

Sister David Therese’s warmth and friendship are so appreciated.

In ministry with Sister David Therese Korson, OP

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