Media Resources

Media Contact:
Renae Bauer
Communications Director
Phone: 920-884-2725
Fax: 920-468-1207

Early History
The Sisters of St. Francis at Bay Settlement were officially recognized by the Diocese of Green Bay on March 14, 1881. As early as 1868, our founding Sisters -- Pauline LaPlante, Christine Rousseau, Pius Doyle, and Mary Van Lanen -- took up ministry including teaching and providing health care to immigrant families in Northeast Wisconsin at the request of our founding Father, Edward Francis Daems. We officially modified our name to Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in 1956.

See also: Community History and Community Founders pages.

Community leaders elected to four-year term beginning June 2013:
Community President -- Sister Donna Koch
Community Vice President -- Sister Nancy Langlois
Community Vice President -- Sister Ann Rehrauer

See also: Our Leadership Team

Corporate Statements:
Our Community has taken corporate stances to:

  • Advocate for the redirection of excessive military spending to meet social needs.
  • Oppose the death penalty.
  • Support the Jubilee 2000 Campaign for Debt Relief of the world's most impoverished nations.

See also: Working for Justice and Peace