Sister Nancy Schreck, OSF, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, of Dubuque, Iowa, celebrated her golden jubilee (50 years) on Saturday, June 22, at Mount St. Francis Center in Dubuque.
Sister Nancy is the daughter of Elmer and Marie Eischeid Schreck from Templeton, Iowa. She has a master’s degree in theology from Boston College (M.A.), and a doctor of ministry degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.
Sister Nancy has served in several ministries including high school education, formation and integration of new members in the congregation, pastoral church leadership, congregational leadership, and in the foundation and development of Excel, Inc., a nonprofit service agency in Okolona, Mississippi, which has held Nancy’s deep commitment for many years, and where she is currently serves as program director.
In addition to having served as both vice-president (1992-2000) and president (2008-2014) of the community, Sister Nancy has served in presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (1994-97) and as the U.S. Delegate to the International Union of Superior General (2008-2011).
As well as her current ministry with Excel, Inc., Sister Nancy serves on the leadership council of the Franciscan Handmaids of Mary, Harlem, New York, and as a national and international presenter on topics of religious life and scripture.
“Living a Franciscan way of life has been a deep joy and a wonderful vocation,” said Sister Nancy of her Jubilee.
(Story submitted by the School Sisters of St. Francis.)