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2023 Sister Claudia Riehl Living A Legacy honorees named

During her tenure with Benedictine as director of mission integration, Sister Claudia Riehl, OSB, had a profound impact on the integration of our

Mission and Core Values throughout our communities as well as the development of the unique culture within Benedictine. There was something special about Sister Claudia and the way she connected with people from all walks of life. When asked about her work, she said, “My goal was to keep alive the healing ministry of Jesus.”

For more than 20 years, Sister Claudia exemplified the Benedictine Core Values and was an inspiration to all. The Sister Claudia Riehl Living A Legacy program was established in 2010 by the Benedictine Foundation in collaboration with Sister Claudia to continue her legacy in perpetuity. At that time, Sister Claudia commented about the program, “It was very humbling and overwhelming and amazing and affirming, but I didn’t get to be successful at this ministry without the help of everyone else. My goal was to make a difference.”
The Sister Claudia Riehl Living A Legacy honor lifts up associates who, like Sister Claudia, integrate our mission and values in their service. Recipients are chosen annually for this recognition from our Benedictine and Partner communities and our support center.

Congratulations to the 2023 Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Legacy honorees (named to date) as they give life to our Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Hailea Kuball, Benedictine Living Community-Ada, Minn.
Kathy Oelrich, Benedictine Living Community-Anoka, Minn.
Mary Calloway, Benedictine Living Community-At The Shrine, Belleville, Ill.
Brittney Meyer, Benedictine Living Community-Bismarck, ND
Mary Aakre, Benedictine Living Community-Byron, Minn.
Jennie Waldal, Benedictine Living Community-Crookston, Minn.
Bonnie Goldsberry, Benedictine Living Community-Dickinson, ND
Brenda Barclay, Benedictine Living Community-Duluth, Minn.
Imelda Frias, Benedictine Living Community-Garrison, ND

Brittany Schnee, Benedictine Living Community-La Crosse, Wis.
Daysi Baiza, Benedictine Madonna Meadows, Rochester, Minn.
Bobbie Wiley, Benedictine Madonna Towers, Rochester, Minn.
Carol Lauro, Benedictine Living Community-Minneapolis, Minn.
Cindy Bruner, Benedictine Living Community-New Brighton, Minn.
Wehley Wehyee, Benedictine Living Community-Osseo, Minn.
Pamela Tait, Benedictine Living Community-Owatonna, Minn.
Vicki Keane, Benedictine Living Community-Red Wing, Minn.
Nicole Klimek, Benedictine Living Community-Regina, Hastings, Minn.
Karen McClanahan, Benedictine Living Community-St. Joseph, Mo.
Joanne Wolf, Benedictine Living Community-St. Peter, Minn.
Ed Barron, Benedictine St. Gertrude’s and The Garden, Shakopee, Minn.
Ramona Taylor, Benedictine Living Community-Wahpeton, ND
Jane Salewski, Benedictine Living Community-Wausau, Wis.
Patti Volkman, Benedictine Living Community-Winona, Minn.
Teri Goiffon, Benedictine-Support Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Lori Thaves, Benedictine Winderemere Way, Shakopee, Minn.
Cheryl Salinas, Cerenity Senior Care on Humboldt, St. Paul, Minn.
Roni O’Doherty, Cerenity Senior Care-Marian of Saint Paul, Minn.
Holly Gardner, Cerenity Senior Care-White Bear Lake, Minn.
Robin Brimer, Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis, Mo.

Susie Veslievski, Villa St. Benedict, Lisle, Ill.