Sister Catherine Marie Duenne

Hometown: Charleston, Missouri

Entrance Date: August 19, 2001

First Profession date: July 11, 2003

Perpetual Profession date: October 4, 2008

Educational background: BS in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, MS in Elementary Education from Indiana University Southeast, currently working on BA in Organ Performance at the University of Evansville

Work background: Potato farm for 6 summers while in high school and college, odd jobs while in college (McDonald’s, Baskin Robbins, Schnuck’s grocery store, tutoring, teacher’s assistant, Community Advisor in the university residence hall, Music teacher for 9 years (1 year at Sts. Peter and Paul in Haubstadt, IN and 8 years at Notre Dame Academy in Louisville, KY), Music Director at area parishes for 2 years.

Current Ministries: currently full time student and organist/accompanist at Concordia Lutheran Church and the University of Southern Indiana, substitute organist at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Schnellville, Indiana, area parishes, and the monastery

Other interests: I like creative things, working with others, and coming up with new games or fun ideas. I like watching football, The Middle, and This Is Us.

What attracted me to this community: I was looking for a place that focused on community life and prayer. We are all individuals with various gifts, interests, and ministries, but our prayer life unites us. We can all learn from each other.