Sr. Sharon is originally from Louisville, Ky. As she was trying to discern her call to religious life, Sister Sharon says she had checked out several other communities, a process she compares to “trying on shoes to find that one pair you know will be the ones you will be able to walk in.” Sr. Sharon says that she was drawn to the Glenmary Sisters because they minister one on one with families in the rural areas here in the United States. With her deep love for children and those who are physically or mentally challenged, along with concern for the elderly, she feels the Glenmary Sisters community life and ministry was a “perfect fit.”
Having joined the Glenmary Sisters in August 1992, she was missioned in the Formation House in Livermore, Ky., for her first two years. In 1994, she moved to Providence, Ky., to help open a new mission in that area. In 1996, she moved to Owensboro, Ky., to serve as Vocation Director for the Community. Sister made her final profession of vows on May 9, 1998. Sister served as Vocation Director until June of 2007 when she was elected Community President. She served as President until June of 2017.
In July of 2017, Sister moved to our Pemiscot County mission where she happily ministers today.