Central Pacific Province elects new Provincial Council

A provincial election assembly of 80 sisters elected six provincial council members and one provincial leader on March 16, 2019, at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, Minnesota. The election process was a prayerful and spiritual event to determine who is needed for leadership now and into the future. The Election Assembly has called Sisters Dawn Achs, Mary Kay Brooks, Christine Garcia, Helen Jane Jaeb, Anna Marie Reha and Lynne Schmidt to serve as the Central Pacific Province Provincial Council and Sister Debra Marie Sciano, as the new Provincial Leader.

Newly Elected Central Pacific Province Provincial Council. Front row (l-r): Sisters Anna Marie Reha (Vicar) and Helen Jane Jaeb.<br>Back row (l-r): Sisters Christine Garcia, Mary Kay Brooks, Debra Marie Sciano (Provincial Leader), Dawn Achs, and Lynne Schmidt.
First row (1-r): Sisters Anna Marie Reha (Vicar) and Helen Jane Jaeb
Back row (l-r): Sisters Christine Garcia, Mary Kay Brooks,
Debra Marie Sciano (Provincial Leader), Dawn Achs and Lynne Schmidt

The Provincial Council is the leadership team of the Central Pacific Province. The Council provides governance, planning, spiritual guidance and day-to-day leadership of the sisters who make up the province. The purpose of leadership within the congregation is to foster unity and to enable sisters to proclaim the good news. As stated in “You Are Sent,” SSND’s constitution, “Our government is based on two interrelated principles: the vital participation of all sisters and the exercise of authority. Sisters with the ministry of authority animate and direct us in following Christ as apostolic women religious. Together we seek God’s will and strive to reach consensus decisions, especially in those matters that give direction to our common life and mission.” (YAS, C62)

Installation of the newly elected Provincial Council is planned for Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019. Join us in praying for the sisters during their time of transition.

 
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