Sister Helen Jean Kormelink

Hometown: Evansville, Indiana

Testimonial Quote: Sisterhood is good. Our sisters are so gifted and we all share our gifts. Our sisters not only love each other, we like each other too.

Entrance Date: September 8, 1954

First Profession Date: June 13, 1956

Perpetual Profession Date: August 10, 1959

Educational Background:
• Bachelor’s degree - St. Benedict College
• Master’s degree - Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
• Master’s degree in Religious Education - Loyola University, Chicago, IL
• Doctorate degree - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Work Background:
• Teaching - Elementary School (1955 - 1968)
• Teaching - Follow at UoM
• Assistant Superintendent - Evansville Catholic School
• Catholic School Office - Indianapolis, IN
• Superintendent - Peoria, IL
• Catholic School Office - Lafayette, IN
• Superintendent - Catholic Schools of Joliet, IL

Present Ministry: Retired, help with vegetables, fruits, and nuts

Other Interests: I like to write.

What attracted me to this community: Sisters at Mater Dei, especially Sister Mary Clare. I had wanted to teach since very young. I taught my dolls & neighborhood children.