2017 Generosity of Joseph Honoree Profiles

Each year, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province honor individuals and/or projects/organization whose life and service positively influences and contributes to the betterment of society, encouraging others by example to practice life-altering generosity in the spirit of St. Joseph, our patron.

We proudly announce the 2017 Generosity of Joseph Gala honorees who do just that and so much more:



David Armstrong, CSJA, Kansas City, MO

Director of University Mission and Ministry Office
Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri
Enables others to assume a more active responsibility
for continuing the mission of Jesus

Cares for creation

For over 15 years, Dave has served CSJ-sponsored Avila University, the Sisters of St. Joseph, and the charism we hold dear as director of mission effectiveness and campus ministry. He has worked diligently to ensure that every student who walks onto Avila’s campus feels empowered to take action in their communities, grow stronger in their faith and develop their passion for social justice issues. Dave serves his community and God through his many service-immersion trips and his continued involvement with organizations and groups such as Jerusalem Farm and the 1650 Society, which Dave founded to share the CSJ heritage, ministry and charism with Avila’s undergraduates. Dave serves as an example of how to be more active and responsible in continuing the mission of Jesus.


Angie O’Gorman, St. Louis, MO

Co-Founder of The Kitchen Table
St. Louis, Missouri
Serves all persons without distinction
Recognizes and defends the human dignity of all

Angie’s life-long dedication to serving the dear neighbor has led her to make the plight of immigrants and of the poor her personal mission. She has assisted immigrants in legal matters for decades, providing them with the equal and fair services they often desperately require. Her most recent endeavor has been co-founding The Kitchen Table, a restaurant that hires women outside the labor market. This opportunity offers these women the self-esteem, leadership skills, and strong relationships they need and desire. Angie has dedicated her life to treating everyone she meets with respect and love. Her faith and her genuine, profound concern for the dear neighbor continues to change the lives of those she serves today.


Marcellina Otii, Denver, CO

Team Africa Ties That Bind
Denver, Colorado
Recognizes and defends the human dignity of all
Promotes justice with a particular concern for the poor

Marcellina believes in lifting people up, whether that be the children in her classroom or the men and women from Africa struggling with the cultural changes often created by their resettlement in the United States. She works tirelessly for her native people in Gulu, Uganda, organizing service trips to battle extreme poverty and raising funds for Gulu projects. Her organization, Team Africa Ties That Bind, works to provide education essentials to children, workshops for victims of trauma, leadership development and more for the people of Gulu. Marcellina’s drive is rooted in deep faith, unconditional care for the dear neighbor and the belief that change, even in the midst of dire circumstances, is possible.


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Original Post: 12/29/2016
Updated: 3/16/2017

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