After graduating from Edgewood College in Madison, WI with a French major, Mary Ellen entered the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. She foolishly thought she would be teaching French to adolescents for the rest of her life. Was she mistaken!
Mary Ellen has spent the last 50 years serving the People of God in many and varied ways. Her ministries have included preaching retreats in Ireland, France, Australia, and New Zealand as well as parish missions, adult faith formation, spiritual direction, financial development, congregation leadership, and five years as Regional Director of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Southwest. All has been grace!
At this time May Ellen is on the staff of Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center in Arbor Vitae, WI where eagles fly and deer roam and bears are occasionally seen.