Photo Gallery – Event with Sr. Joan Burke

Sr. Joan Burke recently spoke to a group of family, friends, Sisters and other supporters about her life and ministry in Kenya.

Sr. Joan has worked in different parts of Africa for most of her 56 years as an SNDdeN, and represented the Sisters at the United Nations for eight years. Most recently, she has been serving in adult education at Tangaza University College in Nairobi and as a member of the Kenya Provincial Leadership Team.

Please enjoy these photos from the event!

Attendees begin to gather in the Province Center living room.
Monica May welcomed Sr. Joan and guests.
Sr. Joan begins her talk.
Veronica Friel Schwarz and Barbara Dutilh Rigney were classmates of Sr. Joan’s at Mercy Burlingame High School.
Sr. Joan with best childhood friend Dr. Jeanne Quivey Mandell
Leigh Howell and Gloria Haro of the Development staff with Sr Roseanne Murphy and ND Associate Joanne Kaczor
Sr. Joan with childhood friend Mike Welch.
Carol Johnson and Mark Bichsel with Sr. Roseanne Murphy
Rita Cortez and Misha Hawk-Wyatt discuss photos of Sr. Joan’s ministry.
Associate Joanne Kaczor with Sr. Joan
Sr. Joan with ND Associate Shryl McCormick
Sr. Joan with her sister Regina and Leigh Howell.
Sr. Ruth Ella captured the event on video.
Delicious snacks!


  1. So proud of my dear friend and all of her accomplishments. There is still so much to do…everywhere!!

    Thank you, Joan, for your many years of dedication!

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