December 9

The eleventh day of Advent is Throwback Thursday again!

December 9

It's #ThrowbackThursday again, and today we have pictures of staff from days past!

The Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Paul Province and the Ministries Foundation support the ministries and programs of the Sisters. Together we work to make sure the Sisters' mission continues into the future. We hope you enjoy getting to know a few members of our community, and we encourage you to share your #ThrowbackThursday holiday photos using the hashtag #MFadventcalendar


Karen Gervais is the Director of the Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics, an organization sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The Center promotes ethically informed health care decision-making.

Jennifer Tacheny is the co-director of Celeste's Dream and also coordinates the Sisters' involvement with St. Catherine University's Food Shelf. Jennifer's favorite holiday cookie is chocolate-almond biscotti; her family makes them every year.

Irene O'Neill, CSJ, is a Sister of St. Joseph and the Director of Sisters Rising Worldwide. Sisters Rising Worldwide connect Sisters around the world with needed resources to help in areas of greatest need.

Lacy Sietsema is the Office and Communications Coordinator for the Ministries Foundation. Lacy loves Snickerdoodle cookies and snowshoeing in the winter.


Kim Wagner is the Director of Human Resources for the Sisters of St. Paul Province. Her favorite holiday movies are Fred Clause and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Natalie Fyksen is on the administrative support team for the Sisters of St. Joseph. Natalie's favorite holiday family tradition is making Rosette Cookies with her siblings. Her younger siblings and herself always made sure they were covered in powdered sugar!

Mimi Pizzi is the Development Office - Events for the Ministries Foundation. Mimi's favorite holiday tradition is visiting Dayton's Christmas displays.

Alyssa Howells is the Development Officer - Annual Fund & Digital Fundraising for the Ministries Foundation. Alyssa's favorite holiday movie is the original Grinch Who Stole Christmas - narrated by Boris Karloff.

Ralph Scorpio is the Executive Director of the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries Foundation. Ralph's favorite holiday television shows are Rudolph and A Charlie Brown Christmas.