Sister Janet Hockman’s mission journey has had a number of trails. From Maryknoll to the Marshall Islands to Nepal, each with its own culture and language. She has met these challenges and loves the work she is doing and the people with whom she has been involved.
Sister Janet Hockman entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation in 1986 after having earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Religious Studies from Georgian Court College and her Master’s degree in Religious Education from Fordham University.
Sister Janet was then assigned to the Central Pacific Region, where she ministered to the people of Majuro in the Marshall Islands through her pastoral work. As a trained spiritual director, Sister Janet has used her talents directing retreats, counseling, and forming prayer groups among the people in Micronesia. In 2005, she was assigned to Nepal, where she once again engaged in educational and retreat-formation work.
In 2009, Sister Janet took on a new role with the Maryknoll Sisters. As part of our Vocation ministry, Sister Janet connected with the young people who will make up the next generation of Maryknoll missioners.
In 2014, as that role ended, Sister Janet was available to serve other mission interests, including ministry in Haiti.