Sister Karlene Sensmeier

Hometown: Haubstadt, Indiana

Entrance Date: September 10, 1962

First Profession Date: June 16, 1967

Perpetual Profession Date: June 7, 1969

Educational Background:
• St. Benedict College – Bachelor’s Degree (Elementary Education)
• Indiana University – Master’s Degree (Elementary Education)
• Institute of Spiritual Leadership – Certificate
• Indiana State University – Master’s Degree (Elementary Administration)

Work Background:
• Teacher at St. Benedict School, St. Matthews, St. Mary's in Apple Valley (5 years)
• Principal at St. Benedict School (34 Years)
• Assistant Development Director, Institute for Spiritual Leadership (3 years)
• Kordes Retreat Center Director (6 years)
• Monastery Ministry (1 year)
• Directory of Outreach and Engagement (2 years)

Present Ministry: Director of Planning and Outreach; Monastery Service

Other Interests: Reading, music – playing, listening, planning, refinishing furniture, too many to name.

What attracted me to this community: Witnessing a sister who was fair and just to all, loved life, and modeled for me what I wanted to become. Sharing in the ministry of education. Attracted to the Benedictine Values of Prayer, Work, Hospitality, and Stewardship.