Sister Charlene Ann Wheeless

Hometown: Evansville, Indiana

Entrance Date: September 12, 1959

First Profession date: June 13, 1961

Perpetual Profession date: June 17, 1966

Educational background: BS in Elementary Education from St. Benedict College; MS in Home Economics from ISU; MS in Religious Studies from St. Meinrad; Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Pecos, New Mexico

Work background: Elementary teacher, 4 years; Mater Dei, 2 years; Principal at St. Mary's, Huntingburg, 2 years; Director of Religious Education at St. Mary's, 7 years; building and formation work at Dwelling Place Monastery, 6 years; printing and page layout work, 13 years; manager of gift shop, 15 years.

Current Ministries: Sewing, driver - 2 days per week

Other interests: Working jigsaw puzzles, crafts, art work

What attracted me to this community: I had contact with a number of communities, but I just felt at home here. I really felt called to this way of life.