Five Ursuline Sisters of Louisville were recently chosen to lead the 156-year-old congregation of women religious and associate members.
The new Leadership Circle consists of Sisters Janet M. Peterworth, president; Agnes Coveney, vice president/councilor; Paula Kleine-Kracht, councilor; Margaret Ann Hagan, councilor; and Jo Ann Jansing, councilor.
Sister Peterworth served as the executive director of the faith-based nonprofit ABLE Families. She replaces outgoing president Sister Lynn Jarrell.
Sister Coveney was the executive director of Mission Integration at TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based non-profit health system, for 15 years.
Sister Kleine-Kracht served in education for 45 years, including a combined 13 years as principal of Sacred Heart Academy and Angela Merici High School. She is one of the founders of Nativity Academy at St. Boniface and served as its executive director from 2002-2011.
Sister Hagan served in both education and pastoral ministry. Her current ministry has focused on spiritual direction and facilitating retreats.
Sister Jansing spent 23 years on faculty and seven years as chairperson of natural sciences at Indiana University Southeast.