Our Leadership Team 2018-2024

We are servant leaders called to serve in humility, trust, and generosity.

As Leadership, we are tasked with a two-fold mission: to provide for the care of the household that is the Grand Rapids Dominican Congregation and to assure the legacy of our mission and ministries.

Knowing that the Holy Spirit dwells in and works through all in the Congregation, we listen to the wisdom inherent in each Sister and deliberate in a spirit of collegiality. Congregation-wide discernment empowers us to take action on behalf of the Congregation.

We have so much to be thankful for as we reflect on these past months. As we emerge and celebrate and most certainly as we focus on transition, we keep our grateful hearts lifted in prayer. Henri Nouwen reminds us of this purpose and the liberation found within: Above all, prayer is a way of life which allows you to find a stillness in the midst of the world where you open your hands to God’s promises and find hope for yourself, your neighbor, and your world. ~ Sandra Delgado

2018-2024 Leadership Team

(l-r) Prioress Sandra Delgado OP, Vicaress Joan Williams OP,  Councilor Maureen Geary OP,  Councilor Megan McElroy OP

Leadership Team 2012-2018

Thank You for Your Ministry, Sisters!

Maureen Geary, OP

Sandra Delgado, OP

Lucianne Siers, OP
Mary Ann Barrett, OP

A Rich Leadership Legacy: Grand Rapids Dominican Prioresses

  • Aquinas Weber, OP 1966-1972
  • †  Marjorie Vangsness, OP 1972-1980
  • Teresa Houlihan, OP 1980-1988
  • Carmelita Murphy, OP 1988-1994
  • Barbara Hansen, OP 1994-2000
  • Maribeth Holst, OP  2000-2006
  • Nathalie Meyer, OP  2006-2012
  • Maureen Geary, OP  2012-2018

World Day of Consecrated Life: “Call to be a presence of love…”