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Congregational Leadership Team for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
The Congregational Leadership Team for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet is comprised of (left to right) Sisters Sean C. Peters, CSJ; Patty Johnson, CSJ; Mary M. McGlone, CSJ; and Sally Harper, CSJ.

The sisters elected to the Congregational Leadership Team serve with equally shared leadership and authority in order to assure collegiality, a diversity of gifts and a variety of viewpoints in planning and decision making for the congregation. The team members work to keep the life and ministry of the congregation contemporary as well as faithful to the spirit of the Gospel and of our founders.

The current leadership team will serve from 2020-2026.

Congregational Leadership Team members

Sean Peters, CSJ

Sean C. Peters, CSJ

Sean C. Peters, CSJ recently served as director of mission experience in the Spiritual Life Office at The College of Saint Rose and was also a member of the Albany Province Leadership Team. After completing her undergraduate degree in education at The College of Saint Rose and her master’s and doctoral degrees in educational psychology at Rutgers University, Sean held faculty and administrative positions in higher education, including being vice president for academic affairs and dean at Fontbonne University. In addition to these positions, Sean has presented several workshops on various topics including the importance of play for adults, group development and mission integration.

Sally Harper, CSJ

Sally Harper, CSJ

Sally Harper, CSJ has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 60 years. She served as a teacher of religion, speech and drama in high schools in Chicago and St. Louis before going to Peru in 1977. There, she taught religion and was a pastoral agent in parishes in both the coastal and mountain regions of Peru. She also taught theology to young people who were preparing for priesthood and religious life and served in leadership in our Peru Vice Province. Good friends and good books are blessings in her life.

Patty Johnson, CSJ

Patty Johnson, CSJ

Patty Johnson, CSJ is a mission-driven professional with more than 30 years’ experience as a senior or executive manager, a flexible and creative planner who develops outcomes-based plans that build in accountability, an active problem-solver who is willing to make hard decisions and an effective facilitator, assisting large groups with diverse goals to come to consensus to focus on specific projects and timelines. Before joining the Congregational Leadership Team, she most recently served as executive director of the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph for eight years.

Mary M. McGlone

Mary M. McGlone, CSJ, a Denverite by birth, was received into the congregation in 1973 and made perpetual vows in 1978. She earned a doctorate in theology from St. Louis University in 1991 and has lived in various areas of the Southwest and Midwest in the United States and in Peru. Her ministry experience includes teaching, primarily in higher education; pastoral ministry; child care and professional writing. She has written two books on the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States. Sister Mary also writes a regular column for the National Catholic Reporter.

About us

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are a congregation of Catholic sisters. We, and those who share our charism and mission, are motivated in all things by our profound love of God and our dear neighbors. We seek to build communities and bridge divides between people. Since our first sisters gathered in 1650, our members have been called to “do all things of which women are capable.” The first sisters of our congregation arrived in St. Louis, Missouri in 1836, and we now have additional locations in St. Paul, Albany, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Japan and Peru. Today, we commit to respond boldly to injustice and dare to be prophetic.


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