Sister Jane Nesmith is a native of Philadelphia, PA, and a 58-year member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Religious Studies and a Certification in Youth Ministry from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI.
Sister’s previous mission sites included: Rayne, Lake Charles, and New Orleans, LA; Seattle, WA; Evansville, IN; and Jamaica, West Indies. She taught youth of all grade levels, coordinated youth programs, served as a Director of Campus Ministry, Pastoral Associate, Pastoral Life Coordinator, and co-founded a pilot youth ministry program at Xavier University. She has also served as a founding and board member of the National Black Sisters’ Conference.
Sister Jane served as Pastoral Life Coordinator at St. John the Apostle Church in Evansville, IN from 1996-2013, where she also founded the Neighborhood Educational Enrichment Development Site (NEEDS). NEEDS was established as an outreach site whose mission was to enhance the quality of life for the underprivileged.
She is the author of “Feed the Multitudes,” a personal testimony to God’s saving presence in the midst of His people, and co-producer of a rosary CD that provides more ethnic sensitive tools of evangelization; four volumes of original music entitled: PRAYERS OF THE HEART; and a Rosary Pamphlet featuring ethnically sensitive portraits of the Mysteries of the Rosary with scriptural references and reflections of St. Katharine Drexel.
Sister Jane is currently the Vice-President of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
Her greatest claim to fame is being a child of God. She can often be heard saying, “I am blessed by The Best and I am trying to share it with the rest.”