Sister Jean Marie Ballard

Hometown: Bardstown, Kentucky

Testimonial Quote: It's an intentional life for me that helps me stay focused on what is important to me.

Entrance Date: August 19, 1976

First Profession Date: July 25, 1978

Perpetual Profession Date: July 12, 1986

Educational Background:
• Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics

Work Background:
• High school mathematics teacher for 24 years
• Residential staff at MHA
• Monastery Treasurer for 18 years
• Monastery Bakery

Present Ministry: Monastery Garden supervisor, community service, chair of the Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation

Other Interests: Ecology, nature, and hiking.

What attracted me to this community: Communal prayer