Ursuline Sisters Install New Leadership Team From left are Councilors Sister Mary Alyce Koval, Sister Patricia McNicholas, Sister Regina Rogers, and General Superior, Sister Mary McCormick. A new Leadership Team is guiding our religious community! Our 2020-2026 leadership team was installed during Mass at our Motherhouse Chapel June 13. You can view a video of the Installation Ceremony. Sister Mary McCormick was installed as general superior. She is the 21st General Superior since the Ursulines began ministry in the Mahoning Valley in 1874. Her Councilors are Sisters Regina Rogers, Patricia McNicholas and Mary Alyce Koval. Sisters Mary, Regina and Patricia were re-elected to their posts, having served in the same capacity for the 2014-2020 Leadership Team. Sister Janice Kusick read our 1st reading at Mass Sister Mary also ministers as a Professor of Systematic Theology and the Academic Dean for St. Mary’s Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland. She has served on the faculty there since 1997. Previously, Sister Mary served as an instructor at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Louisville, and Ursuline High School, Youngstown. She also has ministered as Finance Director for the Ursulines, as a Councilor on the Leadership Team, and as formation and Vocations Director. Sister Mary holds a Doctorate in systematic theology from Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y.; a Master of Arts in religious education from Loyola University, New Orleans; a Master of Arts in theology from Duquesne University; and a Bachelor of Science degree in education Youngstown State University. She also holds several professional certifications. An Austintown native, Sister Mary graduated from Ursuline High School and became a nun in 1975. Sister Nancy Dawson read our 2nd reading Sister Regina ministers as the Pastoral Associate for St. Edward Church, Youngstown. She previously served as Assistant Principal and member of the religious education staff at Ursuline High School. Sister Regina also taught at St. Patrick School in Youngstown and was Director of Religious Education for St. Joseph Parish, Canton. She is a past General Superior. Sister Regina earned a Master of Science in administration from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in religious studies from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Science in education from YSU. She holds many professional certifications. Sister Regina has served on the boards of many local and national-based organizations and is a regular volunteer at the Dorothy Day House in Youngstown. A Poland native, she graduated from Poland Seminary High School and became a nun in 1967. Sister Pauline Dalpe read our petitions Sister Patricia is Co-Director of Beatitude House, Youngstown, a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters. She has served in several positions for the ministry. Her prior ministries include teaching at St. Charles School, Boardman, St. Nicholas School, Struthers and at Ursuline and Cardinal Mooney high schools, Youngstown. She also has served in the Youngstown Diocese department of religious education. Sister Patricia is a past General Superior and has served the community in other offices. She earned a Doctorate in ministry from the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, a Master of Science in administration from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in religious education from Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Science in education from YSU. She holds several professional certifications. Sister Patricia has served on the boards of local and national-based organizations, including Leadership Youngstown, Catholic Charities, and on the Board of Trustees for Eastern Gateway Community College, Youngstown. A Youngstown native, Sister Patricia graduated from Cardinal Mooney and became a nun in 1961. Sister Darla Vogelsang led the Installation Ceremony Sister Mary Alyce Koval is the Parish Leader for St. Luke Church, Boardman. Previously, she served as the Education Director for Beatitude House, ministered as a Principal at St. Charles School, Boardman, St. Rose School, Girard, and St. Joseph School, Austintown, and served as an educator at several elementary schools in the Diocese of Youngstown. Sister Mary Alyce also is active in the greater community, serving on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph the Provider School, Youngstown, as a Board Member of the Mahoning Valley Association of Churches, as a Hospice of the Valley companion, and on the Youngstown Diocesan Pastoral Council. Previously she served on the Board of Directors for Park Vista of Youngstown. Sister Mary Alyce also served as a member of the Ursuline Sisters’ Leadership teams from 2002-2014, and as a member of the formation team. A graduate of Ursuline High School, Youngstown, Sister Mary Alyce earned a Bachelor of Science in education from YSU, 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. Our 2020-2026 Leadership Team. From left are Sisters Patricia McNicholas, Councilor, Regina Rogers, Councilor, Mary McCormick, General Superior, and Mary Alyce Koval, Councilor.