Four Sisters of Providence began a five-year term of leadership and service for Mother Joseph Province on Jan. 1, 2020: Sister Barbara Schamber, provincial leader, and Sisters Jacqueline Fernandes, Karen Hawkins and Margarita Hernandez as provincial councilors.
In addition, two laypeople have been appointed to serve on the Leadership Team: David Neisius, provincial treasurer and Elinor Alexander, provincial secretary.
The provincial leader and councilors were elected by the sisters in Mother Joseph Province in June 2019, during the Discernment Chapter of Elections in Renton, Wash. They were confirmed by the congregation’s General Council in Montreal. David and Elinor were both previous employees of Providence. The team’s term will extend through 2024.
Photo caption: Sisters of Providence Leadership Team for Mother Joseph Province, 2020-24. Pictured from left: Elinor Alexander, provincial secretary; Barbara Schamber, SP, provincial leader; Margarita Hernandez, SP, provincial councilor; Jacqueline Fernandes, SP, provincial councilor; Karen Hawkins, SP, provincial councilor; and David Neisius, provincial treasurer.