Mercy Sr. Larretta Rivera-Williams is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is coordinator of pastoral care at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in her hometown. Since entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1982, she has ministered as an elementary, secondary and divinity school educator. She has written and produced plays as well as directed and choreographed. Prior to her ministry at St. Leo, she was an associate chaplain at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.