Leadership of the Sisters of Charity of Cicinnati
Leadership Team are (from left) Sisters Lois Jean Goettke, councilor, Louise Lears, councilor, Mary Bookser, councilor, Joan Elizabeth Cook, president, and Christine Marie Rody, councilor.
Government for the Sisters of Charity fosters fidelity to our covenant relationship with God and with one another in community. We call some of our members to a ministry of service to the Congregation and entrust them with major responsibility for its leadership.
We elect delegates to the General Chapter, the highest legislative body of the Congregation, which offers the direction necessary to challenge and strengthen the Congregation in its work. At the General Chapter we elect our President and her Council, who along with the Secretary and the Treasurer, constitute the Leadership Council.
In a climate of mutual trust we elect from among us Congregational leaders who exercise the authority of their office in a spirit of service and leadership. We call them to act on behalf of the Congregation and to integrate and direct the initiative of the members, individually and in small groups, to fulfill the General Chapter directives in the spirit of our mission statement.
Sisters of Charity of
Urged by the love of Christ
and in the spirit of our founder, Elizabeth Ann Seton,
we Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
strive to live Gospel values.
We choose to act justly, to build loving relationships,
to share our resources with those in need,
and to care for all creation.