Sister Mary Alyce Affirmed at St. Luke’s

Youngstown Diocese Bishop David Bonnar affirmed our Sister Mary Alyce Koval as Parish Leader at St. Luke Parish in Boardman April 25.

Sister Mary Alyce has served the parish in that role since August 2017.

“My mission here is to invite the parishioners to live out their Baptismal call to service to all God’s people as an outgrowth of their worship experiences each week”, she says.

There are five parish leaders who serve in lieu of resident pastors in the diocese. Priests still celebrate Masses, funerals and sacraments at those parishes. Sister Mary Alyce coordinates these services at St. Luke’s. Additionally, she oversees all pastoral staff.

Sister Mary Alyce is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Leadership Team. She served as the education director for Beatitude House from 2009-2017. Prior to that, Sister Mary Alyce ministered in school administration, serving as a principal first at St. Joseph School in Austintown, followed by St. Rose School, Girard, then at St. Charles School, Boardman. She also ministered as an educator at several elementary schools in the Diocese, including St. Luke’s.

Sister Mary Alyce also is active in the greater community.

A graduate of Ursuline High School, Youngstown, Sister Mary Alyce earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Youngstown State University, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Dayton and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Ursuline College, Cleveland. She also holds several professional certifications.

“After entering the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown following graduation, it didn’t take long to realize that there were more doors to new adventures in my life than I could ever imagine,” Sister Mary Alyce has said. “My heart is filled with gratitude.”