LCWR Election Results 2023

Balloting for the LCWR president-elect and national board opened on Monday, June 5 and closed on Friday, June 23.

We are happy to announce that Sue Ernster, FSPA is our new president-elect. She will join Maureen Geary, OP and Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP in the LCWR presidency.

It is also our pleasure to announce our three new LCWR board members:

  • Rose Martin, RSM
  • Veronica Esparza Ramirez, OP
  • Celeste Trahan, CCVI

Congratulations to Sue, Rose, Veronica, and Celeste. They will join Kathleen Brazda, CSJ; Laura Bregar, OSU; Pushpa Gomes, CSC; Nkechi Iwuoha, PHJC; Patty Johnson, CSJ; and Sean Peters, CSJ on the LCWR national board.

The terms of our newly elected leaders will begin at the conclusion of the national assembly in August.

A special thanks to our other gifted candidates: Maryanne King, CSR, LaDonna Manternach, BVM, Maryann McMahon, OP, and Corinne Sanders, OP for their generous offering of self in service of religious life and LCWR.

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s nomination and election process.

With prayers and best wishes for our newly elected leaders,

Laura Bregar, OSU
Anna Marie Reha, SSND, Chair
Mary Soher, OP
Anne Victory, HM
LCWR Nominations and Elections Committee