Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), diocesan director of pastoral and charitable services, has announced that she is retiring, effective Nov. 30.
She reached this decision in discernment with the leadership of her SSND community.
“We are grateful to her for her 50 years of active ministry in the Church, most especially the past 12 years serving in our diocesan leadership,” stated Bishop W. Shawn McKnight.
Sr. Kathleen, a Jefferson City native, was appointed chancellor of this diocese in 2007, serving at the same time in various diocesan advisory and leadership roles.
She continued in most of those as diocesan director of pastoral and charitable services, beginning this summer.
She recently celebrated her golden jubilee in religious life.
“I know she is looking forward to taking time for rest and renewal, and her order will benefit from her wisdom in a new retirement ministry opportunity,” Bishop McKnight stated.
He said the diocesan cabinet is determining how best to ensure the continuing success of the work of her office, Pastoral and Charitable Services.
“We have been deeply blessed by her presence,” the bishop stated. “May God bless Sr. Kathleen’s next chapter of life and ministry.”