The Division champions Mount Mercy’s Catholic identity through expressive articulations of faith, infusing mercy into core aspects of students’ lives and empowering them to discover and articulate this meaning for themselves. The Division of Mission and Ministry works to introduce students to the heritage and values of Mount Mercy through a variety of experiences, including class presentations, orientation programs, Living Learning Communities for residential students, service outreach opportunities, special events, and conversations with the Sisters of Mercy.
A special week in September celebrates the mission and vision of the Sisters of Mercy, with fun and engaging activities that highlight Mount Mercy’s Catholic heritage and allows the campus community to join in an expression of that meaning.
Within the Division, the Mount Mercy community has access to the Director of Campus Ministry, the Coordinator of Volunteerism and Service Learning, the Campus Minister, the Chaplain and the Music Minister – all working to create a community atmosphere where every faith and background can come together and celebrate God’s presence in meaningful ways. The staff of the Mission and Ministry Division welcomes people of all faith and non-faith backgrounds.
The Division of Mission and Ministry is responsible for developing:
Sister Shari Sutherland
Executive Director for Mission and Ministry
firstname.lastname@example.org | 319-363-8213, ext. 1700
Sr. Shari Sutherland was appointed Executive Director for the Division of Mission and Ministry in January 2010. Sr. Sutherland supervises the Office of Campus Ministry, collaborates with faculty and staff to foster the institution’s mission and identity, and works to infuse and integrate the vision of the founding Sisters into all aspects of campus life and ministry. She is the former vice president of the Cedar Rapids Sisters of Mercy, and has previously served as the executive director of the Catherine McAuley Center. Sr. Sutherland was previously appointed to the Board of Trustees.
Learn more about Sister Shari's involvement with students on the Hill.