federationphoto 5 3 18On May 1, 2018 Kristen Whitney Daniels will begin her duties as the new Assistant Director of the US Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph. Kristen brings valuable experience to this position. Following a year-long internship at the National Catholic Reporter (NCR), she has done freelance work for NCR, the Global Sisters Report, and several other publications. Click on these links to read some of her work.

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She knows and lives the charism of the Sisters of St Joseph which she was exposed to during her sojourn with the St Joseph Worker (SJW) program in Los Angeles. Following her year of service working in a food pantry for low-income individuals and doing case management for seniors experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, she served as a case manager for three years at the agency she worked at as a St Joseph Worker.

Kristen shares, “Before I even accepted my position with the St. Joseph Worker program, I’ve been inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph and their commitment to the ‘dear neighbor.’ I am ecstatic to continue carrying on the charism in my newest position and work for the sisters who have given me so much.”

Sr. Patty Johnson, Executive Director of the US Federation, offered this, “Kristen brings the communications background that we need at this critical time of expansion of our membership. Having been affiliated with the Sisters of St Joseph through SJW means that she has a deep understanding of the values that are important to our members. Being a “SJW alum,” one of the categories of expanded membership for the US Federation, is an added bonus which will offer a unique perspective. Expanding the core Federation office from two to three people will better enable us to serve our members.”