Freeport, Illinois — Sister Marilyn Umunnakwe has been serving families and children at Minneapolis nonprofit Sharing Caring Hands for the past four years.
This October Sister Umunnakwe will prepare for a new role as she becomes the new regional superior for the order in Freeport.
According to the Catholic Spirit the Nigeria native has been serving with the order since 1991 when she entered the novitiate. She took her final vows in 1997 and then earned a master’s degree in educational psychology in Rome.
Sister Umunnakwe came to Minneapolis in 2014 to serve with the sisters who minister at Sharing Caring Hands. She helped families as an advocate as they transitioned from homelessness to stability at Mary’s Place, a 100-unit transitional housing program run by Sharing Caring Hands. She also worked with children after school at Sharing Caring Hands’ Children’s Center.