New leaders elected, take office Nov. 1

07/28/2018 12:48 pm

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Elect Leaders for 2018 - 2022


La Crosse, Wis.—The 99-member General Assembly of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration completed three days of meetings July 26 to 28 at which they elected leaders for 2018-2022.


5-member FSPA new leadership team, takes office Nov. 1

Sisters Dawn Kutt, Eileen McKenzie, Sue Ernster, Karen Kappell and Lucy Slinger


Sister Eileen McKenzie was elected president. Sister Eileen currently ministers as a community acupuncturist at FSPA Community Acupuncture at La Crosse Integrative Therapies, La Crosse, Wisconsin. As president Sister Eileen is the official representative of the congregation. She will take office Nov. 1 with the newly elected leadership team.


Sister Sue Ernster was chosen as vice-president. A resident of La Crosse, Sister Sue is currently serving as FSPA congregational treasurer. As vice president Sister Sue will assist the president in governing, and assumes the duties of the president in the event of the president’s absence.


Three members were elected as mission councilors, which, with the president and vice-president, constitute the FSPA leadership team.


The newly elected mission councilors are Sister Karen Kappell, who was reelected to serve a second four-year term, Sister Dawn Kutt, who currently serves as co-coordinator of resident life and nursing at Villa St. Joseph, the FSPA skilled nursing facility located just outside of La Crosse, and Sister Lucy Slinger, also a La Crosse resident who currently serves as FSPA ecological advocate and adjunct professor at Viterbo University.


Considering the welfare of each sister and the corporate good of the congregation, the leadership of FSPA fosters the life and mission in the Church and in the world. They promote the congregation’s goals and provide for continual renewal so that the needs of contemporary society can be served.


The 2018 Election Assembly is the 24th election assembly for the congregation since 1910. The new team will take office Nov. 1, 2018.


Based in La Crosse, Wis., the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are women religious engaged in furthering the work of the Catholic Church and the Gospel. Their partners in ministry, including affiliates and prayer partners, join them in service of God's mission. 

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