s. elizabeth brown
Sister Elizabeth was born in Utica, New York. She entered the Albany province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1961 and was received into the novitiate in 1962. She became a member of the St. Louis province in 1984.
She received a bachelor's degree in education from the College of St. Rose in 1972 and a master's degree in applied theology from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley in 1985
Prior to moving to St. Louis, she served as a middle school teacher and principal of a variety of schools in the Dioceses of Syracuse and Albany, N.Y.
In the St. Louis province she served two years in the House of Prayer at Carondelet and four years doing rural ministry in eastern Oklahoma.
On completion of graduate study in Berkeley in 1985 she was hired as a mission administrator at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Okolona, Miss. and served in that position for 26 years.
In 1988 while serving as pastoral leader at St. Theresa, she helped found Excel, a community organization she founded to further education, promote community and foster healthy lives. Since the that time, Sister Elizabeth's ministry has been dedicated to the people of Okolona where she continues to serve as the executive director of Excel.
In addition, she is currently a member of the St. Louis province leadership.