Staff Member: Sister Sylvia Anne Sheldon, OSF
Sister Sylvia Anne Sheldon, OSF
Let me introduce myself. I am Sister Sylvia Anne Sheldon, a Sister of St Francis of Assisi, also known as the Lake Franciscans. In days gone by our sisters staffed the former St Fredericks, Sacred Heart and St Veronica schools. I follow in the footsteps of many sisters who shared faith and mission with you.
I have served as a Director of Administrative services for St Mary Visitation parish in Elm Grove, the Director of IT for Cardinal Stritch University and the Finance Director of Blessed Savior, a four campus school. There were often renovations, office and equipment moves, finances to combine and new systems to put in place. As you know, parish life is always changing.
In 2015 I was elected by my religious congregation to serve on its Leadership Team. While on this Team, we designed and had constructed an 80 bed Memory Care and Assisted Living facility for our frail sisters. We built it with an eye toward inviting other religious and laity to live with us as our numbers diminish and we can no longer fill it.
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and genealogy research. I am a member of the Wisconsin Irish Genealogy Society, who sponsor a tent at Irish Fest, where we help many people with their own research.
I look forward to getting to know you and I hope my experiences in other parishes will be useful to your parishes as we all continue to be about the Gospel.
Sr Sylvia Anne Sheldon, OSF