Sisters thank employees for years of service

February 5, 2013 by

Sister Therese Blecha, standing at left, reads a letter of gratitude to Sandra Hittle, standing at right, for her 15 years of service to the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Nine employees representing more than 150 years of service to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia were honored Thursday evening (Feb. 7) at the 2013 Employee Gratitude Banquet at the Nazareth Motherhouse.

The annual event drew of a crowd of nearly 130 employees, their guests and Sisters of St. Joseph. The theme for the evening was “Time,” with centerpieces featuring clocks adorning the tables throughout the auditorium, and the time that each employee has given in service to the congregation being the focus of the evening.

The Sisters of St. Joseph have about 70 employees in Concordia, working at the Nazareth Motherhouse, Manna House of Prayer and the CSJ Administrative Center at 215 Court St.

The honored employees, all of Concordia and listed with their jobs and length of service, are:

Marcia Mick
Nurse Aide
30 years

Charlotte Read
25 years

Gene Ganstrom
Special projects director
20 years

Amy Norris
20 years

Bob Kearn
Grounds supervisor
20 years

Sandra Hittle
Hair care specialist
15 years

Brad Snyder
Maintenance II
15 years

Ricki Forshee
Nurse aide
5 years

Alfreda Maley
Director of nursing
5 years





4 Responses to “Sisters thank employees for years of service”

  1. Carm Thibault on February 10th, 2013 9:14 am

    Yes, congrats to all our employees! And thanks for your good service over the years. You deserved a special evening……!!!

  2. Jodi Creten on February 8th, 2013 8:32 am

    Some of you I have known for a long time, some for a shorter, but I know the dedication and service that you are always extending to all of us and to the wider community also. Thank you for the gifts that each of you bring to service!

  3. Loretta Jasper, csj on February 8th, 2013 5:44 am

    Thanks bunches for your service, your spirit and your continuing to choose us as your work place.
    It is a delight for me to come and go within Concordia as I do, and engage in warm interchanges with each of you: the CSJ Spirit!

  4. Missy Ljungdahl on February 7th, 2013 9:31 pm

    I thank God daily for our employees. You all are the best!!! Thanks for all you do for us in soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many ways. My spirit was with you this evening. Thanks for all you have done and do for us. Your presence is something we don’t take for granted.
    God bless you and your families.

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