Mission Advancement Egram | July 31, 2017
living as radical disciples of Jesus

Since 2000, the SNDs in California have been blessed with the presence of  our Associates. They are lay men and women who desire to share the SND spirit and mission in their family, workplace, parish, community and volunteer ministries.  On July 30, we rejoiced with the these SND Associates in Kenya, the first Associates from Africa.

And we also welcome these new Associates from California who made their covenants on June 3.  Shown in the photo below are Bruce Kelly, Heidi Kelly, Diane Hunn, Caroline Waltman, Sherry Reynolds and Jenny Ocegueda-Reynosa.

The next class of Associate Candidates will begin their journey on September 24. Follow this link to learn more about this program.  The dates and locations of the Inquiry Meetings may be found on this calendar, and to register for an Inquiry Meeting, email info@sndca.org.  The application deadline is Friday, September 8.
paying it forward !

Brittany Irwin-Sorrentino is a young woman with a solid passion for helping others. With an impressive resume within the public relations, event-planning and fundraising sector, Brittany finds herself meeting the needs of others as she networks to assist those who are most in need. 

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The "Where are they now" feature of the SND Mission Advancement Egram will give updates on our colleagues and former students--anyone entrusted to our care.   We want to share how they live the SND mission by serving, leading, and giving hope within our diverse society.  To submit information for this column, please email Sarah Marcuse at smarcuse@sndca.org.  

Dear Friends,

With gratitude to God, we want to introduce our Mission Advancement Team members to you:  Jen Coito, Associate Director of Mission Advancement; Lisa Stupar, Executive Assistant; and Sarah Marcuse, Communications Manager.

Each of them brings special gifts and passions to the team.  They have a meaningful history with the SND spirit and mission--Jen and Lisa are SND Associates, and Jen and Sarah are La Reina High School alumnae.  Jen will be coordinating NUN RUN IV and engaging our community partners in support of the SND mission.  Lisa is pursuing an MA in Pastoral Ministry from St. John's Seminary in Camarillo and serves as a Stephen Minister.  Sarah's experience in the radio industry will serve her well as she coordinates communication through the website, Vision & Challenge magazine and other media.

As a team, we work to promote, support and celebrate the SND mission, and our spiritual, educational and social outreach.  With our volunteers, we will use various strategies to advance the local and international SND mission--fostering relationships, engaging in community outreach and developing the necessary resources.

We want to thank our readers for your encouragement, spiritual support and financial assistance.  Be assured of our prayerful good wishes and we look forward to great ventures together.

Blessings always,
Director of Mission Advancement Services
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Vision & Challenge , Spring, 2017   

Special thanks to our contributors to this egram:  Sr. Annete Adams, Jen Coito, Sr. Regina Davala, Sarah Marcuse, and Sr. Regina Robbins