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Giving Voice Core Team

Leadership on the Giving Voice Core Team rotates among the members every few years. Core Team members generally serve no more than four years. Read below to learn more about the present Core Team members.  Click here for contact information

  • Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ)
  • Entered in 2005
  • Currently living in St. Louis, MO
  • Ministry:  Principal, Marian Middle School

Experience of Giving Voice

"Giving Voice is for me a place where what is possible is real.  It is a place of deep prayer, hope, and laughter.  My Giving Voice Sisters understand what it is like to be a young sister today without explanation or translation.  I am always in awe of who we are as individuals and a collective body."

My Hopes for Giving Voice

  • Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Entered Congregation in 2005
  • Currently living in Chicago, IL
  • Ministry: 2nd grade teacher Our Lady of Tepeyac Grade School 

Experience of Giving Voice

Chero Chuma, CSJP
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace (CSJP)
  • Entered in 2006
  • Currently living in Seattle, WA
  • Ministry:   Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health, Inpatient

Experience of Giving Voice

"I started participating in the 20s and 30s Giving Voice retreat in 2008. Giving Voice sisters have been great companions in the journey as a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace. With their peer support, I am able to continually say YES and renew my vows every morning in community and at ministry."

Your hopes for Giving Voice

Rejane Cytacki, SCL
  • Sister of Charity of Leavenworth
  • Entered in 2005
  • Currently living in Lansing, KS
  • Ministry: Assistant Campus Minister at the University of Saint Mary located in Leavenworth, KS

Experience of Giving Voice

“I have been involved with Giving Voice since 2010 and this group of sisters has allowed me to create friendships across different religious communities. Giving Voice provides a forum for us to talk about issues relevant to our generation of religious women. “

Priscilla Torres, OP
  • Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa
  • Entered in 2006
  • Currently living in Austin, TX
  • In transition for ministry.

Experience of Giving Voice

“My first experience of Giving Voice was attending the 20s and 30s retreat. I was a novice at the time and I found it be a beautiful gift of peers, support and energy. Giving Voice Sisters have been life-giving to my religious life journey and continue to give me great hope for the future of Religious life.”

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