Sister Renita Brummer, O.S.F.
Sister Renita Brummer is a farm girl from near Effingham, Illinois. She became a Franciscan Sister because of the influence of the Sisters who taught her and her love of all things Franciscan. She received a Bachelor Degree in American Studies from Marillac College in St. Louis, Missouri and a Masters Degree in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. Her years as a Franciscan Sister have taken her to classrooms in Wisconsin, Illinois and Louisiana, into campus ministry at the University of Missouri Rolla, into retreat ministry at Chiara Center in Springfield, Illinois. She is a certified spiritual director and director of retreats. In her previous term in congregational leadership, she also served as President of the National Franciscan Federation. Sister Renita enjoys meeting God in nature, watching people, playing her accordion, and visiting her wonderful family.