Sisters elect new Leadership Council

January 7, 2009 by

Sister Marcia Allen

Sister Marcia Allen

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia elected Sister Marcia Allen as President of their Congregation. Sister Beth Stover was elected as vice-president and Sisters Anna Marie Broxterman, Regina Ann Brummel, Jean Rosemarynoski, Judy Stephens and Mary Jo Thummel were elected as executive councilors. The council, which begins their term July 1, 2008, will hold office until July 2012.

The election, held Feb. 15 at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia, culminated a 20-month Senate process. During the Senate, as part of their refounding efforts, the Congregation adopted a new governance model and set the direction for the next four years with its commitment to nonviolence.

• Sister Marcia Allen, a native of Plainville, KS, will be serving her third term as president. She also held that  office from 1987-1995. She is currently on staff at Manna House of Prayer in Concordia.

Sister Beth Stover was raised in Beloit, KS, and is presently with the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging in Manhattan, KS.

• Sister Anna Marie Broxterman is from Baileyville, KS, and is the vocation director for the community inviting women to become vowed members.

• Sister Regina Ann Brummel, was raised in Boonville, Mo. She has most recently worked at the White Earth Tribal and Community College in northwestern MN.

• Sister Jean Rosemarynoski grew up in Wichita and Topeka and is the communications director for the congregation.

• Sister Judy Stephens, from Oakley, KS, works in Hispanic Ministry at Catholic Charities in Salina.

• Sister Mary Jo Thummel is also a native of Plainville, KS, and is a pastoral associate at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Junction City, KS.

The new council will further the vision of refounding by working toward a more in-depth response to the demands of the Gospel and the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph relative to the needs of the time.

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