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Vocation Advisory Board

St. Scholastica Vocation Advisory Board was established April 2007 after Sisters Kimberly Rose Prohaska, Elise Forst, and Maria DeAngeli attended a workshop for building vocations in religious communities. Those who serve on the board commit to serve on the board for three years to assist the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in promoting new membership to the community. The Vocation Advisory Board assists with Advertising needs, and vocation recruitment needs.  The board is developing a survey to better assist the sisters in areas outreach and visibility. The board has established guidelines and follows the mission and spirit of the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery as put forth by the 130 year tradition of the community. 


The purpose of the Vocation Advisory Board is to assist the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in making known their mission and attracting the new membership necessary for continuing that mission. 


The Board will have twelve to twenty members.  The Prioress, Vocation Director, Communications Director, Development Director, and Formation Director are ex-officio members.  The other members are invited to membership by the Vocation Director. 

The invited members will serve a term of three years, with a possible re-appointment for a second term.  A Board member may be eligible for re-appointment after being off the Board for at least three years. 

Specific Duties

  • The Board members will commit themselves to the following:
  • Assist the Vocation Director in the formation of plans for all aspects of the vocation program
  • Become knowledgeable about the trends of those entering religious life today
  • Help the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery define more clearly their image and mission and assist in presenting their mission to the public
  • Develop effective ways to identify, solicit, and cultivate prospective members
  • Suggest methods of getting the Sisters and the laity more involved in vocation ministry
  • Share their own talents and skills and make connections with others whose resources are needed
  • Attend Vocation Advisory Board meetings 


The Vocation Advisory Board will meet at least three times each year.

2009 Vocation Advisory Board
Members (2009):
Sister Kimberly Rose Prohaska, OSB Vocation Director (Chair), Sister Alice O’Brien, OSB Co-Chair Vocation Assistant Secretary), Sister Maria DeAngeli, OSB, Prioress, Sister Elise Forst, OSB Development, Sister Dolores Vincent Bauer, OSB Formation, Sister Stephanie Schroeder, OSB Vocation Committee Representative, Sister Pat Bolling, OSB Tech Representative, Janet Fuller, Dorothy Sullivan, Kaye Bernard, Peggy Brandebura, Deacon John Burns, Mary Burns, Paul Udouj, Joann Vonder Heide, Brother Francis Kirchner, OSB, Amanda Moore
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