“If the love of God is a fire,
zeal is its flame; if love is
a sun, zeal is its ray.”

St. Vincent de Paul

 

 

Associates in Community

Associates in Community are persons who wish to share in the mission, spirit, ministry and lifestyle of the Congregation while living in a local community of Sisters of Charity. They express their relationship on an annual basis.

Requirements:

  • Woman, single, divorced, widowed (no dependents)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Good health: physical, psychological, emotional
  • Christian who has a sense of God’s call
  • Openness to prayer and faith sharing with Sisters
  • Financially independent and willing to contribute to the household
  • Completion of application process
  • Willingness to go through Formation Process

Expectations:

  • Participate in all aspects of community life
  • Attend Congregational Meetings and Gatherings as appropriate
  • Contribute to household expenses
  • Maintain financial independence
  • Meet with Contact sister every month and with Director as needed
  • Participate in evaluation process after 6 months
  • Renew commitment annually for up to 3 years  

Application Process:

  • Submit an application and references
  • Participate in interviews with Director, Advisory Committee Members and Local Community Members
  • Meet with a Contact Sister
  • Prayerfully discern God’s call

Contact the Director of Associates:

To receive an application or for more information about becoming an Associate in Community, contact the Chanin Wilson, director of Associates at 513-347-5473 or at chanin.wilson@srcharitycinti.org

Meet the Associate Regional Representatives

Mary Hirsch

Mary Hirsch

In 2010, Mary Hirsch made her commitment as an Associate in Mission of the Sisters of Charity with the encouragement of Sisters Joyce Brehm and Margaret Marie Anthony.

Carmen Ferguson

Carmen Ferguson

Carmen Ferguson is one of three Tri-State Associate Regional Representatives living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Carmen first became acquainted with the Sisters of Charity in the fall of 2006 when she was hired as a fitness specialist at the Fitness Club at Bayley, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

Pat Grubelnik

Pat Grubelnik

Presently residing in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pat Grubelnik is the Southwest Regional Representative for the Sisters of Charity Associates in Mission.

Destiny Sargeant

Destiny Sargeant

“Life is short and sometimes hard; wherever we can sow love and service and do it with a cheerful heart is a great thing,” says Destiny Sargeant, the Pacific Northwest Associate Regional Representative for the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

Carla Rush

Carla Rush

Carla Rush is the Northeast Associate Regional Representative for the Sisters of Charity Associates in Mission.

Pam Korte

Pam Korte

“This feels like a blessed time of life to walk an intentionally deeper spiritual path,” says Regional Associate Representative, Pam Korte.

Debbie Garland

Debbie Garland

Debbie Garland is the Southeast Regional Associate Representative for the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.