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nun , religion education director

Sister Judith Anne Smeltz, American nun, religion education director. Joined Sisters of St. Joseph, Roman Catholic Church, 1960. Member Holyoke (Massachusetts) Model Cities Housing, 1973-1976. Member Parish Religious Educators (diocese board since 1989, diocese youth board since 1988).

Background

Smeltz, Sister Judith Anne was born on October 28, 1942 in Kingston, New York, United States. Daughter of Robert Arthur and Margaret Mary (Bracken) Smeltz.

Education

Bachelor in Education, Elms College, 1965. Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Emmanuel College, 1976. Advanced certified in pastoral counciling, Emmanuel College, 1990.

Career

Teacher, Holy Family School, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965-1970;director religious education, pastoral minister, Spanish Apostolate, Springfield, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1970-1981;director religious education, pastoral minister, St. Matthews Parish, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, 1981-1983;co-director of renew, Diocese of Springfield Massachusetts, 1983-1986;director Jericho homes, Diocese of Springfield Massachusetts, 1986-1987;director religious education and youth, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield, since 1987. Vocational education team Sisters of St. Joseph, Holyoke, since 1989, wellness com.chairperson, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Joined Sisters of St. Joseph, Roman Catholic Church, 1960.

Membership

Member Holyoke (Massachusetts) Model Cities Housing, 1973-1976. Member Parish Religious Educators (diocese board since 1989, diocese youth board since 1988).

Connections

father:
Robert Arthur Smeltz

mother:
Margaret Mary (Bracken) Smeltz