Sarah Spang, Founder & License Holder for TEDx Fond du Lac, graced CSA with a TEDx Workshop after an icebreaker for the administrative staff. The whole morning's presentation was heralded with a video of Pope Francis where the spiritual leader called for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. This workshop was held as a staff development opportunity for motherhouse administrative staff and challenged each attendee to consider what idea they have that might be worth spreading.
On Wednesday, April 24, the Sisters of St. Agnes gathered to honor Sister Mary Rose Meis, CSA, for her eight years of service as Motherhouse Administrator.
Current and former partners in ministry from Marian University, Monroe Clinic, Agnesian HealthCare, and CSA Sponsorship Ministry joined the Sisters of St. Agnes last March 20th in honoring Sister Mary Noel Brown, CSA, as she completed her service as Executive Leader of Sponsorship for CSA, a position she held since 2004. Photos
The motherhouse recently welcomed two new faces to the administrative staff; Lisa Schuler, Health Advocate and Wellness RN, (pictured above on right) was hired in mid-November and Dusty Krikau, Director of Mission Advancement, came on board in early December (pictured above on left).
Schuler earned a BSN from Marian College in 1987 and has experience as a clinician in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care along with home care and hospice. In her current role she will serve in both an advisory and consultative approach for the Sisters on mission and will develop several wellness programs for the Sisters, such as virtual journeys to visit CSA missions and Health and Wellness games.
“I am very excited and grateful to be working with the Sisters in this capacity and look forward to advocating for them along with promoting health and wellness,” said Schuler.
Krikau’s role was created as a way to blend and unify messaging for the internal and external communication tasks, including web content, social media content, development appeals, press releases, and print publications, such as Reflections & Connections. She has a BS in Communication from UW-Eau Claire and a Masters in Education from James Madison University to support her experiences with marketing, communication, and event planning on various campuses and communities.
“I’ve been spending most of my time reading and listening and am looking forward to helping share the many stories that have already inspired me,” said Krikau.
This article is reprinted from the February 2019 issue of Reflections and Connections. Click here to read the rest of the issue!
The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Dusty Krikau as the new Director of Mission Advancement. Krikau will be responsible for developing and implementing methods to promote CSA’s identity and image, coordinating publicity for special events and major stories, and acting as a consultant with the community for public relations.
Sister Jean Steffes, general superior for CSA, said, “Dusty Krikau brings a wealth of experience to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) as our Director of Mission Advancement. Her recent work in communication and special events with the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership as well as her roles in volunteer coordination and community service-learning provide good background for her roles in communication and development for CSA. I am especially impressed by her ability to integrate CSA’s mission into goals and planning for this newly established office. With a blend of reflection and action-orientation, she brings a fresh approach to our outreach.”
Prior to joining the CSA, Krikau served as the Director of Communication & Special Events for the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership where she was the primary contact for media relations, organizational communication, and special events, including the downtown Farmers Market and Fondue Fest. She brings more than ten years of experience in communication, social media, web development, and relationship management in addition to her knowledge of event planning. Krikau holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and completed her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel and Administration at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.