Sister Barbara Lynn Schmitz

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Entrance Date: September 17, 1981

First Profession date: August 28, 1982

Perpetual Profession date: July 18, 1987

Educational background: Bachelors - University of Memphis, Brescia College (Masters Prep), University of Notre Dame

Work background: Interior design firm comptroller (before entering convent), business manager of Marian Heights Academy, treasurer, NATRI/Benedictine monastery consultant, parish administrator/associate, director of mission advancement

Current Ministry: prioress

Other interests: Reading, TED Talks, exercise, fishing movies

What attracted me to this community: The collective "seeking God," the love for one another, the support for my own spiritual journey.