Welcome to the 2018 Leadership team
Sister Maureen Mitchell, president, is the Community’s former vice president. “I feel the inner call from the Spirit, that Community leadership is where I can best use my gifts and talents at this point of my ministry,” she says, “and I have heard the call of the Community, which is strong.” She had previously served as a clinical pastoral education (CPE) supervisor for the VA New York Harbor Health Care System, where she taught seminarians and military chaplains how to spiritually accompany veterans.
Sister Maureen earned her certification as a clinical pastoral education (CPE) supervisor through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Her DMin degree is from Andover Newton Theological School, her MA is from the University of Connecticut, and her BA is from Salve Regina University.
Sister Peg Sullivan, vice president, is a former parish administrator and Catholic Charities leader in Albany, New York. “I am honored to use my skills and experience in service to the Sisters of Mercy, as we move together into the future and continue to respond to the needs of today’s world,” she says.
Sister Peg holds an MBA in church management from the Graduate Theological Foundation, an MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a BA from College of St. Rose in Albany, and an associate degree from Maria College in Albany.
Sister Ruth Kelly, team member, is a former associate professor of nursing at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. “I accepted the leadership nomination because I felt I was being called,” she says. “I firmly believe that the world looks to women religious as models of service to others, as amazing women, each one committed for a lifetime to living the Gospel.”
Sister Ruth earned a PhD in nursing from Widener University, an MSN from the University of Rhode Island, a BSN from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a nursing diploma is from Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
Sister Patricia “Patty” Moriarty, team member, is starting her second term of leadership in the Northeast Community. “To be in Community leadership today, one must be hopeful as well as committed to the future of our life as Sisters of Mercy,” she says. “Society and the Church need women religious witnessing to the Gospel, and being a presence of compassion and justice, now more than ever.”
Sister Patty holds a certificate from the Institute of Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union, an MA from the University of Saint Joseph, and a BS from Marist College. In addition, she is a past participant in the Mercy Leadership Development Program, which develops the next generation of leaders among women religious.