Sister Joan Scheller

Hometown: Evansville/St. Joe, Indiana

Testimonial Quote: The love, encouragement and support of the sisters who share values, concern, and life is utmost.

Entrance Date: August 24, 1967

First Profession Date: June 7, 1969

Perpetual Profession Date: August 5, 1975


Educational Background:
• Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education-St. Benedict's College
• Master’s degree in Religious Studies-St. Louis University
• Pastoral Ministry Certification-Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX
• Accreditation in Immigration Law-U.S. Department of Justice,

Work Background:
• Elementary Education Teacher
• Special Education Teacher
• Missionary, Guatemala, Central America
• Administrative Assistant, Kordes Retreat Center
• Pastoral Associate
• Immigration Law, Accredited Representative
• Latino Outreach Coordinator

Present Ministry: Latino Outreach & Immigration Services; Sacristan Team, Chauffeur, Liaison with Peru; Monastery Service

Other Interests: Flower gardening, and sewing/crocheting.

What attracted me to this community: What attracted me to religious life was primarily, the example of the Franciscan and Benedictine sisters who taught me in elementary and high school. The closer proximity of the Ferdinand monastery to Evansville was a factor in my decision to come to Ferdinand.