Congregation Leadership Team
The CSJP Congregation Leadership Team (left to right): Sisters Margaret Byrne, Congregation Leader; Anne Hayes; Coralie Muzzy; Terry Donohue, Assistant Congregation Leader; Kristin Funari.
Elected in January 2009, the new team has the task of fostering the life and mission of the Congregation, its unity, vitality and efforts in peace-making.
Congregation Leader, Sr. Margaret Bryne, CSJP served previously in both Congregation and Province leadership roles, and has worked as a social worker in England and a refugee worker in El Salvador. Stating her desire for the Congregation she said,
"I hope that we bring to this new beginning a rigorous spirit of freshness, hope and courage and that we commit ourselves anew with energy and faith to the charism of peace, ours from the beginning of the Congregation and focused now through the Acts of the 21st Congregation Chapter. On this 125th Anniversary of the Congregation may we reverence the past with love, compassion and honesty and carry all that is best into the future."
Sr. Terry Donohue, CSJP, serving again as Assistant Congregation Leader as she did for the last six years, previously worked as a Housing Attorney and Mathematics teacher. Reflecting on her hopes for the Congregation, she said,
"This new moment in the life of the Congregation fills me with great hope as we live into becoming a Congregation without Provinces. We are embarking on something new and I have great hope that we will be able to draw upon the energy and excitement within the Congregation as we move forward into the new and unknown. Our Chapter Acts bring me enormous hope as we respond to the call to grow in nonviolence and care of creation and climate change at a time when our world yearns for peace.”
Since 1988, Sr. Kristin Funari, CSJP has been associated with the York Street Project serving as Executive Director for the last nine years. Her ministry history also includes transitional housing, work as Pastoral Associate and for the Center for Human Development in Jersey City. When asked about the future, Kristin said,
“I hope that we will be disturbed, challenged and transformed through our common task of sowing seeds of peace.”
For over forty years, Sr. Anne Hayes, CSJP worked in both provider and high level management roles for PeaceHealth hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Regarding her new role in leadership she noted,
“My hope for our Congregation is that each of us will deepen our commitment to peace through justice, and through our actions, will work diligently on behalf of the poor and marginalized. I also hope that we can deliver on the commitments we so wholeheartedly embraced during our recent chapter which are: to be people who embrace and promote nonviolence in ourselves and in our world; and in collaboration with others take better care of the earth while acknowledging the pain and suffering endured by so many of our brothers and sisters throughout our world as a consequence of our actions.”
Most recently, Sr. Coralie Muzzy, CSJP served as Director of Development for the western region of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Prior to that she provided pastoral care in adult day health and worked many years in health care management. As the Congregation moves forward, Coralie said,
“I hope that together we will deepen in our practice and promotion of nonviolence and care of the earth recognizing how the transformative effect of such practice in ourselves and others will reduce poverty and spread peace and justice in our world.”