Sr. Sheila Kinsey, a member of the Franciscan Sisters Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (FCJM), is the Executive Co-Secretary for the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Commission of the Union of Superior Generals (USG) and International Union of Superior Generals (UISG). She was appointed to the position in 2015, upon completion of her term as general councilor for her congregation in Rome. She is actively involved in issues related to poverty, human rights, refugees and migrants, anti-trafficking, peacebuilding, environment, sexual abuse and collaboration, and currently serves as the Coordinator of the UISG Campaign: Sowing Hope for the Planet.
Prior to her coming to Rome, Sr. Sheila was a teacher, principal, diocesan religious education director, coordinator of a Diocesan Lay Leadership Ministry Program and directress for new membership in her community. She was also director of a shelter for abused women and their children who were with them. Her doctoral dissertation was on Truth and Compassion: Faith Sharing Groups for Victims of Domestic Abuse.
She held the position of Vice-President of Resident and Community Relations of Franciscan Ministries affordable housing program, a member of the Sponsorship Board and the coordinator of the JPIC Office for the Wheaton Franciscans. She developed the program/process known as Integrity for Nonviolence in which the behaviors were incorporated into the expectations of job performance for the employees of healthcare and housing for Wheaton Franciscan Service.