The five 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. Congregational government unites the members in keeping the life and ministry of the congregation contemporary as well as faithful to the spirit of the gospel and of our founder.


Sally Harper, CSJ

Sally Harper, CSJ has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 55 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 vice province of Peru. Good friends and good books are blessings in her life.

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 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, CSJ

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 U.S.

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 masters 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.

Therese Sherlock, CSJ

Therese Sherlock, CSJ, graduated from St. Catherine University in English, holds a Masters of Divinity from the St. Paul School of Divinity, and a Masters in Library Science from Columbia University. She has taught at the high school and college levels and initiated the ReEntry Adult Program at St. Catherine University that led to Weekend College. Before joining the Congregational Leadership Team, she served as co-publisher and senior editor of Good Ground Press, a CSJ ministry that creates lectionary-based religious education curriculum.