Ongoing Program Directors’ Background Information

Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP is President of Flaherty Senior Consulting, as a certified dementia practitioner she offers educational presentations and family consultations.

Linda Hess, OSM is Director of the St. Peregrine Ministry and previously ministered as a teacher and liturgist and is a licensed massage therapist.

Barbara Kennedy, OSM, MS has been providing therapy for the past 40 years and is skilled and experienced in dealing with a variety of issues, especially communication, anxiety, depression, and grief.

Kerry Larkin, OSM received her spiritual direction training through the Creighton Christian Spirituality Program and was Associate Director of the Jesuit Retreat Center in Oshkosh, WI for 8 years.

Val Lewandoski, OSM is Assistant Director of the Servite Center, received spiritual direction training in the Benedictine tradition, and is a licensed professional counselor.

Nancy Marsh, OSM is the manager of our Servite Gift Store and has ministered as teacher, pastoral minister, chaplain, and mentor.

Ann Marie Petrylka OSM is a pastoral minister at St. Leo the Great Parish, Omaha and received her spiritual direction training through the Creighton Christian Spirituality Program.

Lisa Sheridan, OSM is Director of the Servite Associate Program and is a licensed professional counselor.

Margaret Stratman, OSM has been Director of the Servite Center since 2009 and previously ministered as a religious educator and counselor.

Caroline Turnovsky, OSM  received her spiritual direction training through the Creighton Christian Spirituality Program and has ministered as a educator, pastoral minister, and service agent.

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