Congratulations to Sister Joan Marie Stelman in her recent appointment to Benedictine as senior vice president for mission integration. Sister Joan Marie will begin her new role on June 7. She will be a member of Benedictine’s Executive Leadership Team and will serve as the office lead in the Hermantown Support Center.
In Sister Joan Marie’s new role at Benedictine, she will provide leadership for organization-wide mission integration and realizing the vision of Benedictine’s sponsors. She will be responsible for the implementation of the mission integration strategic plan, development and oversight of mission and core value education, direction and execution of the Mission and Values Survey, ongoing delivery of the governance formation program, community benefit reporting and communication, staff support to the board of directors’ mission committee and other similar activities and programs.
Sister Joan Marie joins Benedictine with extensive mission integration experience. Prior to her appointment at Benedictine, Sister Moan Marie served as mission integration director for the east region of Essentia Health since 2014. She has served on many governing boards for local and regional non-profit organizations including the Benedictine Board of Directors from 2013-2019. She has served as director for the Benedictine Sisters Benevolent Association Board and as a member of the Monastery Council. From 2011-2014, Sister Joan Marie was assistant director for alumni relations at the College of St. Scholastica.
Sister Joan Marie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Toronto (Canada) for her Master of Arts degree and Doctor of Philosophy (ABD).