Ministry teaches me how precious life is in this wonderful world.
I am truly grateful for the many opportunities and blessings bestowed throughout my years as a Dominican Sister.
I was born on October 27, 1944 to Felix and Emily Woloszyk and given the name Karen Jean. I grew up in a Catholic family atmosphere with siblings, Donald, Judith, and my twin Kenneth and was instructed by the Grand Rapid Dominican Sisters at Saint Anne and Catholic Central High Schools in Alpena, Michigan. They demonstrated great compassion and challenged me academically and spiritually.
In 1962 I entered the Community and became Sister Jean Karen. Never did I dream that my life would take me on such delightful, rewarding adventures. I have been privileged to share my gifts of teaching, administration, and now chaplaincy with culturally, economically, and spiritually diverse people. Opportunities to be part of people’s lives have enriched my life. I have met with situations requiring me to rely on faith, prayer, and compassion to guide my decisions. There was never a day in which I didn’t enjoy being in active ministry.
Sister Jean Karen is a Chaplain at Mclaren Bay Regional Hospital in Bay City, Michigan.
2018 – 55 Years a Sister
Pray for the sick and the dying and for world peace
Sister Jean Karen with the Chaplain Covenant team at Mclaren Bay Regional Hospital in Bay City.