A new Leadership Team is guiding the Ursulines of Youngstown, Ohio, USA. The 2020-2026 leadership team was installed during Mass at the Motherhouse Chapel June 13.
|From left: Sisters Mary Alyce Koval, Councilor, Patricia McNicholas, Councilor, Regina Rogers, Councilor, and Mary McCormick, General Superior.|
Sister Mary McCormick was installed as general superior. She is the 21st General Superior since the Ursulines began ministry in the Mahoning Valley in 1874.
Her Councilors are Sisters Regina Rogers, Patricia McNicholas and Mary Alyce Koval. Sisters Mary, Regina and Patricia were re-elected to their posts, having served in the same capacity for the 2014-2020 Leadership Team.
Sister Mary also ministers as a Professor of Systematic Theology and the Academic Dean for St. Mary’s Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland. She has served on the faculty there since 1997. Previously, Sister Mary served as an instructor at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Louisville, and Ursuline High School, Youngstown. She also has ministered as Finance Director for the Ursulines, as a Councilor on the Leadership Team, and as formation and Vocations Director.
Sister Mary holds a Doctorate in systematic theology from Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y.; a Master of Arts in religious education from Loyola University, New Orleans; a Master of Arts in theology from Duquesne University; and a Bachelor of Science degree in education Youngstown State University. She also holds several professional certifications.
An Austintown native, Sister Mary graduated from Ursuline High School and became a nun in 1975.
For more information about the Councilors: https://www.theursulines.org/2020/06/15/ursuline-sisters-install-new-leadership-team/