Message from the USA NLT Co-chairs
On behalf of the USA National Leadership Team (NLT), we welcome you to a new year! At the annual meeting of the NLT in June, we discerned new leadership positions. Instead of a chair and vice chair, this year we will have two co-chairs, Mary Schreiber and Gretchen Penny. Mary is a member of Women at the Well in Dubuque, Iowa. She has been a Theresian for over 30 years. Gretchen is a member of Seekers in Houston, Texas, and she has been a Theresian for about 7 years. We both served on the NLT spirituality committee together, and we are delighted to be working together again as co-chairs in this last year of our three-year terms on the NLT.
We are looking forward to the year ahead and encourage members to consider taking leadership roles in the local, district, and national leadership teams. If you want to find out more about the roles and responsibilities, feel free to reach out to us with your questions or interests, or contact the TI office for more information about leadership opportunities within Theresians.
Speaking of leadership, we are excited about this issue of Dimension Connections because we will be profiling a few of our Women of Wisdom - women who have been leaders in their Theresian communities and have valuable insights to offer us. We all have women of wisdom in our midst. We can gain wisdom from women of all ages and in all varieties of relationships with us, including our Theresian sisters, and our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, and teachers. Look for the wisdom that women in all stages of life can teach us. Encourage the Women of Wisdom in your Theresian communities to share their stories, memories, and insights with you. The wisdom you gain is a valuable gift.
Mary Schreiber and Gretchen Penny