August 20, 2019, Scottsdale, Arizona – Sister Elise D. García, OP, General Councilor of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was elected President-Elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) August 15, 2019, during the organization’s assembly in Scottsdale, Arizona.
As President-Elect, Sister Elise will serve on the three-member leadership team for the LCWR, along with the President, Holy Cross Sister Sharlet Wagner, and Past President, Sister Jayne Helmlinger, a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, California. Sister Elise will serve as President next year.
The LCWR is comprised of the elected leadership of Catholic Sisters, representing about 80 percent of the Sisters in the United States. Sister Elise, formerly Director of Communications for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, has served on the LCWR National Board.
Read more about the 2019 LCWR assembly in the Global Sisters Report article by Dan Stockman, and scroll down toward the end of the article for more information about Sister Elise and her election.
August 15, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Experts in building a sustainable resilient community are sharing their knowledge during a symposium Monday, September 16, 2019. “Growing Resiliency: A Forum on Building a Sustainable Resilient Community,” is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
The program, developed by the Adrian Dominican Sisters Offices of Resilient Communities and Sustainability, advances the Congregation’s commitment to mitigate its impact on climate change and to partner to create resilient communities. This symposium will explore practical means toward building environmental sustainability.
Nancy Tuchman, PhD, Founding Dean of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at the Loyola University-Chicago, leads participants in their exploration of the current health of Earth and in discovering new ways to live in communion with Earth. Her vision is to raise public awareness of the unsustainable consumption of Earth’s natural resources and, in doing so, to transform behavior, develop policy, and inspire the next generation of science-based environmental leaders.
Dr. Tuchman will be joined by Marcia Caton Campbell, Hedi Rudd, and Sarah Karlson of Madison, Wisconsin. Marcia is Executive Director of the Center for Resilient Cities, which cultivates robust and thriving urban communities that are healthy, just, economically viable and environmentally sound. Hedi and Sarah work together at the Badger Rock Center, where Hedi is Director of the Neighborhood Center and Sarah is Farm Manager and Garden Educator.
Registration is $30 and includes lunch. Register online at www.webercenter.org (click on "Programs") or contact Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or email@example.com.
Event Flyer (PDF)