Leadership

The Sisters of St. Francis Leadership Team is elected through a prayerful process that involves the entire membership of the congregation. Terms of office are four years and members are eligible to serve two consecutive terms. Currently serving the congregation are Sister Janice Cebula, President; Sister Marilyn Huegerich, Vice President; and Sister Kathleen Holland, Councilor.

 

"The elected leaders attend to the common good of the congregation and promote leadership among all Sisters, Sojourners, and Associates so as to fulfill the Chapter directives."      
- Constitutions and Directives (adapted), Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa

2016 - 2021 Leadership Team

Sister Janice Cebula

President

Sister Jan, a native of Goodland, Kansas, entered the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, in 1971. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Sister Marilyn Huegerich

Vice President

Sister Marilyn, a native of Varina, Iowa, entered the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, in 1959. She has master’s degrees in American history from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and economics education from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

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Sister Kathleen Holland

Councilor

A native of Scales Mound, Illinois, Sister Kathy entered the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, in 1978. With degrees in early childhood education and educational counseling, she previously ministered as teacher and director of Mount St. Clare Preschool; counselor at parochial schools in Chino, California, and Clinton, Iowa; and residential counselor at Girls Hope, Kirkwood, Missouri. 

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Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

 

The Sisters of St. Francis are members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has about 1,350 members, who represent nearly 80 percent of the approximately 49,000 women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, the conference assists its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today's world.