Sheila was born and raised in Ohio, one of five siblings in a faith-filled, active, and supportive family. She has since galavanted around the country and the world, going to college in southwest Ohio, studying abroad in the Dominican Republic, visiting family in Ireland, and making several pilgrimages in Europe. Prior to Incarnation, Sheila worked with Franciscan Volunteer Ministries on the east coast. There she has gotten the opportunity to put her faith into action, in part by living in solidarity with the people she served. She spent time at a soup kitchen in Philadelphia, doing everything from working at a women’s center to coordinating meals. Then she moved down to Wilmington Delaware, where she was able to be involved in prison ministry, ESL classes, migrant ministry, and a host of other things. Through this experience, Sheila felt the call to further ministry and has been working at Incarnation since 2013. She joined the Secular Franciscan fraternity in our parish and professed to the Gospel life with the Secular Franciscans in September of 2017.
Sheila appreciates music, and shares that appreciation by singing, playing the ukelele, and dancing (especially swing and salsa dancing). She enjoys writing letters, knitting hats, reading books, and watching good sports. Also the Cleveland Browns. She is deeply inspired by the passionate and dedicated community here at Incarnation. Having lived in the community for most of her life, she has come to recognize that God often manifests himself through other people. She has seen that in this parish, and looks forward to the next steps as we grow together.