My aunt Betsy was just named VP of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. I am so proud and happy for her!
SSJ Springfield Leadership Transferred to New Team
Leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield was transferred to a new team of officers June 26 during a special Prayer Service at Mont Marie in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The five-member team will remain in office for six years.
The new team includes Sister Maxyne Schneider, who will serve as President of the Congregation, Sister Elizabeth Sullivan, Vice President, and Sister Carol Hebert, Sister Virginia Maitland and Sister Lillian Reilly .
The new leaders replace the outgoing team of Sister Mary Quinn, Sister Patricia Murphy, Sister Kathleen Imbruno, Sister Mary Ferguson and Sister Denise Granger.
The election process began last fall, when the Congregation gathered to set new goals and choose new leaders for the next six years.
Following the ceremony today, Sr. Maxyne Schneider said, “Striving to live according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the center of what we will do as leaders. Focus on ministry to and advocacy for the poor and alienated will remain a priority for our six years in office.”
Sr. Maxyne said that this long-time commitment was reaffirmed during the pre-election process and that the group will also deepen its attention to care for the environment, “since ours is a time when lack of care has created a great threat to all people and especially to the poor.”