For The Catholic Messenger
CLINTON — New leadership for the Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton became official Sept. 3 during an installation ceremony at The Canticle. More than 100 people attended the prayer service.
Following a vote by the 54 members of the congregation in July, Sister Janice Cebula, OSF, was elected president. Sr. Cebula previously served as president from 2004-2012. Following her presidency, in 2013 she began working for National Catholic Reporter in Kansas City as the U.S. Liaison for Global Sisters Report. She will finish her work with NCR and reside in Clinton in October.
Another past president, Sister Marilyn Huegerich, will serve as vice president. Sr. Huegerich was president of the congregation from 1996 to 2004. For the past 10 years Sr. Huegerich has been the principal of St. Mary School in Alexandria, Ind. She will return to Clinton in the coming weeks to hold the office of vice president of the Clinton Franciscans.
Sister Kathleen Holland, who was elected as councilor, had over 30 years tenure with Ashford University, formerly known as Mount St. Clare College, in Clinton, before its closure this year.