Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Faculty Retreat Prepares the Way

Three days of in-service for the faculty concluded with a half-day retreat led my Sr. Marietta Kerkvilet, OSB from Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, South Dakota. The them of the retreat was "Tools for Leaders" Which focused on Chapter 4 of the Rule of Saint Benedict titled the "Tools for Good Works".  The morning offered time for personal reflection, small group discussion and sharing.  At the conclusion of the retreate each member of the community was presented with an actual tool (wrench or screwdriver) as a reminder throughout the year of the "Tools of Good Works" they intend to practice in their work during the school year.

After the retreat group photos were taken of the monks, faculty, and staff:

Back Row: Jim Lewis, Laura Rice,  Ken Rice, Kari Herbst, Ed Wilberding, John Gathje, Chad Schuttler, Abbot Raphael Walsh (retired)
Front Row: Bro Luke Clinton,  Lori Coffield, Fr. Richard Thell, Jenny Powell, Michele Whitaker, Dave Cormier

Back Row: Sr Carol Jean Van Den Hemel, Gail Raabe, Leah Zohner, Matt Luettel, Christy Crnkovich, Eileen Sullivan, Amy Masek.
Front Row: Bro Joseph Dugick, Michael Williams,  Russ Brester, Tim Struckman, Bob Sullivan, Dr. David Peters.

Noelle Kunkel, Mary Ann Maier, Tedi Lund, Jason Mackeprang, James Bender, Kim Volpone, Abbot Theodore Wolf (retired).
Front Row: Bro. Benedict Mary Ober, Jon Borer, Fr. John Hagemann, Sean Albright, Jack Pritchard, John Roshone.

Back Row: Michael Sullivan, Fr. Louis Sojka, Michael Smith, Bro August Schaefer, Tom Heaston, Joe Kapusnick, Fr. Daniel Lenz,
Front Row: Bro Roger Mangels, Marilynn Theis, Bro William Dokulil, Gina Fosco, Randy Crnkovich, Bro Mel Tichota.