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Partners in Mission

Posted 6/29/2019

The Ursuline Sisters of Toledo and the Ursuline Center are blessed to have a host of dedicated employees who minister alongside us in our daily activities.

Each month, two such employees will be highlighted on our website.

Valerie Myers is serving in her 12th year as Administrative Assistant/Health Insurance Coordinator. Why did she choose to partner with the Ursulines? Val says, “They actually chose me to partner with them. I was working as the school secretary at St. Richard School in Swanton with Sr. Bernarda. In 2006, Sr. Bernarda was elected to the Ursuline Council and she chose to give up her principal position. When an opening came up in the Convent offices, she called me and long story short, I’ve been her ever since.”

Val and her husband, John, have three sons, Jonathan who is an accountant for Marathon Petroleum in Findlay, and Jeremy and Justin, who both farm side by side with their dad.

“Working here has blessed me and our family tremendously,” Val says. “John calls the Convent the ‘Angel House’ and I couldn’t agree more. We have been Ursuline Associates since March 1, 2015 and enjoy socializing with other Associates and of course the Sisters.”

Some may be surprised to know that Val had Sr. Margaret Manion in the 4th grade at St. Theresa School – it was her first year of teaching and she was then known as Sr. Mary Marjorie.



Laurie Martin has been working as a STNA at the Ursuline Center for more than 15 years. Serving at the Ursuline Center was Laurie’s first job as an aide, and she’s been here ever since. What drew her to the Ursulines was the inviting atmosphere and friendly residents and staff.

“I’ve met a lot of great Sisters, Associates and Priests who have become good friends and like family to me,” Laurie says.

Laurie has three grown sons, Kyle, Alex and Drew, and two cats. In her spare time, Laurie enjoys painting and refinishing old furniture, decorating her house, following the Detroit Tigers, and going to concerts.