Sister Mary André Gettelfinger

Hometown: Palmyra, Indiana

Entrance Date: September 5, 1953

Perpetual Profession Date: August 10, 1958

Position: Hair Care; Hospitality; Tourism; Massage Specialist.

Educational Background:
• Master's degree in Religious Education - Loyola University (1980)
• Master's degree in Education - Ball State University (1974)
• Bachelor's degree in Education - St. Benedict College (1966)
• Certification as Master Catechist - Catholic Diocese of Evansville (1980)
• Certification in Massage Therapy - Wellness Center (1991)

Work Background:
• Kordes Retreat Center - Director of Hospitality, Facility Manager, Supervisor of Housekeeping Staff, Volunteer Coordinator (1997 - Present)
• St. Meinrad School of Theology - Dean of Students for summer sessions (1990-1997)
• St. Theresa School - Kindergarten Teacher (1987 - 1997)
• Ireland Elementary School - Kindergarten Teacher (1975 - 1987)
• Holy Cross School - Elementary Grades Teacher (1973-1975)
• Holy Redeemer School - Elementary Grades Teacher (1971-1973)
• St. Mary's School - Elementary Grades Teacher (1969-1971)
• Holy Cross School - Elementary Grades Teacher (1967-1969)
• St. Peter and Paul School - Elementary Grades Teacher (1964-1967)
• St. Theresa School - Elementary Grades Teacher (1958-1964)
• St. Anthony School - Elementary Grades Teacher (1956-1957)

Present Ministry: Hair care, massage, hospitality, tour

What attracted me to this community: I wanted to be a teacher and make school fun for children.