We are very pleased to announce that the Provincial Team has appointed Judy Quest to serve as Coordinator for the Omaha group. Judy’s leadership will help to transition the Omaha group to Associate leadership, after the retirement of Sr. Sumpter.
Judy Quest has been a member of the Omaha group for about 10 years and previously served as Co-Coordinator for the group before stepping down for health reasons. Judy retired in 2014 after 23 years as a counselor at Duchesne Omaha. Judy also served the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in coordinating the Clown Project in Omaha. She is a professional clown and has worked with young people to share joy with others through the work of clowning. Currently she volunteers at the Holy Family Parish lunch program. She says that her main task is "to smile and let (people) know they are loved." (Her clown name is Dear Heart.) She is dedicated to the Omaha Associates group, and although a little bit nervous about navigating the immediate route forward without Sr. Sumpter, is passionate about keeping the group together and moving forward. She and her husband Tom have been married for 40 years. (Tom has served on the Facilities staff at Duchesne and retires this year.) They have three children.
We are very grateful to Judy for her willingness to serve in this capacity.
And, we are very grateful to Sr. Sumpter for her leadership and care for the Omaha group over the years!
We are also very pleased to announce that the Provincial Team has appointed Mary Jane Tiernan to serve as Co-Coordinator of the San Diego Associates group to succeed Suzanne Strassburger.
Mary Jane Tiernan has been a long-time Associate, since the Associates actually started in San Diego. She is very committed and engaged in both the spirit, prayer, and the monthly meetings that occur from September to June each year. She is very much a Sacred Heart person: an alum, a friend of many RSCJ, and a faithful member of the San Diego Community of Associates. She is a woman of prayer. She actively supports the Associates activities all these years. She is a very caring member of this community of women who strive to grow in deeper relationship with God, and to live each day the grace of having known the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
We are grateful to Mary Jane for her willingness to serve in this capacity.
We also want to thank Suzanne for her years of service as Co-Coordinator of the San Diego group.
-Jane Steinfels, Associates Committee