As of July 1, 2018, the Sisters of St. Francis welcome a new leadership team to ministry for the term 2018-2024. The Sisters were elected at the Sisters’ Chapter of Elections on April 15, 2018. (Left to Right) They are S. Annette Grisley, S. Christa Franzer, S. Barbara Leonhard and S. Delouise Menges.
S. Christa Franzer will lead the Community as Congregational Minister. She is a native of Dayton, OH and has ministered in education and currently serves in the Community’s finance office and in institutional research at Marian University in Indianapolis. As servant leader she had previously ministered on the Council from 2006-2012 and 1994-2000. Along with S. Christa, S. Delouise Menges will serve as the First Councilor. She has ministered in education for the past 47 years, currently at St. Veronica School in Cincinnati, OH. S. Barbara Leonhard will serve as a Councilor. She currently ministers as a workshop and retreat leader, providing spiritual direction and is based in Oldenburg, IN. S. Annette Grisley will serve as a Councilor. She serves as a Pastoral Associate at Holy Angels Church in Dayton, OH. The Sisters will begin their new ministries on Sunday, July 1 at the Installation Ceremony in the company of the Sisters, Associates, family and friends. Please keep them in your prayers so they may have the faith to dare and the courage to venture with God-given wisdom.