Maryknoll, NY – Maryknoll Sisters will formally install its new leadership team at a Mass to be held Sunday, January 4, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in the Main Chapel at Maryknoll Sisters Center, 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining, NY.
The new members of the Congregational Leadership Team, who will serve on the team from 2015-2021, include:
Sister Antoinette Gutzler, President. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Sister Antoinette is a 2001 graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, NY, with a Ph.D. in systematic theology. She has taught in both Tanzania and Taiwan during her 50 years with Maryknoll. Her recent publications include: “Internalization and Globalization of Women’s Homelessness: A Taiwan Perspective” (2010) and “Navigating the Tradition: A Christian Feminist Perspective on the Power of Creedal Language to Shape the Lives of Women” (2008). She is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), The American Academy of Religion (AAR), consultant to the Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA), and a Standing Committee member of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Association of Major Religious Superior in Taiwan.
Sister Numeriana Mojado, Vice-President. Born in the Philipppines, Sister Numeriana is a 1998 graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, NY, with an M.S. in Religious Studies and an R.N. from Far Eastern University, Manila. During her nearly 40 years with Maryknoll Sisters she has ministered among the urban poor in Korea, served on the Board of Magdalena House, a residence for women escaping prostitution, and on the Advisory Committee for Wellspring of Peace, a counseling center for sexual abuse.
Sister Anastasia Lott, Member. Born in Landstuhl, Germany, while her father was stationed there with the U.S. Air Force, Sister Anastasia is a 1997 graduate of the Maryknoll Institute for African Studies, Nairobi, East Africa, with an M.A. in African Studies, and has served in Venezuela, Tanzania and Namibia. For the past 11 years, she has been in management in the congregation’s Development Department, serving first as director of planned giving from 2003-2010, then as Director of Development from 2010-2014.
Sister Teruko Ito, Member. Sister Teruko, a native of Japan, is a 1995 graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, NY, with an M.A. in Religion and Religious Education. She has served in Tanzania, where she taught high school mathematics, and Japan, where she did social work for alcoholism-related programs from 1978-1988. She was also involved in the Ministry of the Promotion of Women for the Diocese of San Marcos from 1995-2004.
Founded in 1912, Maryknoll Sisters is the first US-based congregation of women religious dedicated to world mission. Working primarily among the poor and marginalized in 22 countries around the world, they now number 454 members.
Caption: New Maryknoll Sisters Leadership Team. Left to right, Sisters Teruko Ito, Anastasia Lott, Antoinette Gutzler, President, and Numeriana Mojado, Vice President. Photo Credit: Sister Shirley King, MM.