Sheila joined the parish staff as Pastoral Associate in 2015.
She has broad ministerial experience in teaching, community organizing, curriculum development, parish administration, lay leadership development, and spiritual accompaniment.
She earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in 2003, with a concentration in spiritualtiy.
Her primary parish responsibilities focus on the faith formation of adults and children. This includes: coordinating the process of initiation of those seeking to become Catholic, a variety of adult faith formation opportunities (e.g. book studies, Parish Small Groups, presentations, retreats, etc.) Children's Faith Formation, Children's Liturgy of the Word, Sacramental Preparation for Adult Confirmation, Adolescent Confirmation, First Reconciliation and First Communion.
She is also responsible for some aspects of pastoral care such as meeting with family members to plan funerals or memorials services, coordinating volunteers who provide a Word and Communion service at Clifton Healthcare Center and pastoral care for those who are homebound or in nursing care, as needed.
Sheila enjoys jogging, reading, spending time in nature and savoring good conversation over a cup of tea or a hearty meal.