In the spirit of our Franciscan way of life, the structure of our government is both personal and fraternal.
Responsibility is shared by those who are in authority and by those who actively and responsibly obey. This involves broad participation in decision-making and the principle of subsidiarity.
As Franciscan women religious we recognize that authority is a stewardship of love, service and leadership exercised in the name of Jesus.
Our General Administration comprises our Community Director, Sister Natalie Binversie, assisted by four Councilors: First Councilor Sister Myra Jean Sweigart, Second Councilor Sister Theresa Feldkamp, Third Councilor Sister Leonette Kochan, Fourth Councilor Sister Jane Kinate.
Our General Chapter convenes every six years.
The Community Director is elected by the General Chapter for a term of six years, with the possibility of re-election for a second but not an immediate third term. General Councilors may also be re-elected for a second, but not an immediate third term.