Sister Jeong Mi Lee

Current Ministry Location: Zimbabwe

jmilee_lgJeong Mi Lee was born August 22, 1967 in Pusan, Korea. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 from Pusan Women’s University and also studied Korean traditional dance. She and a friend even began a dance studio in Pusan.

Sister Jeong Mi began working with the Maryknoll Sisters on Shin Ne Island. She spent three years learning English while working with street children in the Philippines.  She entered the Maryknoll Sisters in Mount Vernon, NY in August 1,1996.  She professed First Vows on September 12, 1998 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY and her Final Vows on July 3, 2004 also at the Sisters Center. After her profession of vows, Sister Jeong Mi received her first mission assignment to Zimbabwe, Africa in 1996.

Her ministry took shape with an outreach project of the National Ballet of Zimbabwe, which offered classes to children who are physically and mentally challenged.

Sister Jeong Mi felt good about the transformation that took place when the children in her classes removed their artificial legs and arms, relaxed, sat on the floor, and enjoyed the movements they can make to the music. Today, she still remains in Zimbabwe.