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Sister Elaine Lou Frank, American sister. Certified chaplain.


Frank, Sister Elaine Lou was born on April 16, 1946 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Jerome H. and Florence A. Frank.


Bachelor in Social Welfare, Barry University, 1972. Master of Arts in Religious Studies, Barry University, 1975.


Primary teacher Catholic School Systems, Marathon and Port Charlotte, Florida, 1967—1969. Assistant to the administrator St. Elizabeth Gardens, Pompano Beach, 1969—1973. Administrator Villa Madonna, Miami, 1973—1975.

Parish and retreat ministry Sisters of St. Francis, Rochester, Minnesota, 1975—1980. Administration and retreat ministry Tau Center, Winona, 1980—1988. Hospital/hospice chaplain Mercy Health Center-North Iowa, Mason City, Iowa, 1990—1998.

Retreat center ministry Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Janesville, Minnesota, since 1998. Institutional review board Mercy Health Center-North Iowa, Mason City, Iowa, 1993—1998. Council area representatives Retreats International, Notre Dame, Indiana, since 2002.


  • Certified chaplain.


Member community policing advisory board Police Department, Mason City, Iowa, 1996—1998. Hospice volunteer Immanuel St. Joseph-Mayo Health Systems, Mankato, Waseca, Minnesota, 1998—2003. Secretary Home Delivered Meals Program, Janesville, 2001—2003.

Executive committee Lake Elysian Watershed Association, Elysian, Janesville, Minnesota, 2002—2003. Member of Spiritual Directors International, National Association of Catholic Chaplains (national leadership council 1996-1998).


  • Other Interests

    Quilting, bridge, crossword puzzles, reading, sewing.


Jerome H.

Florence A. Frank