Sister Kate Hendel has served as Secretary of the BVM Congregation since 2016 following a four-year term as Vice-President of the Congregation. During her term on the leadership team, she served as liaison to the Mt. Carmel CCRC and was active on the Land and Buildings Planning Committee. Since then she has served on the Congregation’s Future Planning Committee that studied, surveyed and selected Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) to partner with the Congregation in providing care for sisters and area residents at Mt. Carmel Bluffs. She also serves as the recording secretary of the new corporation, BVM/PHS Senior Housing, Inc. Kate’s congregational service follows thirty years of ministry in higher education where she served as faculty member, Music Department Chair, and Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies at Clarke University.