2021 Annual Report

Dear Friends,

Throughout 2021, we focused on and celebrated A Year of Unity. We chose this theme to acknowledge and recall the inscription that is engraved above the entry to the monastery, taken from John’s Gospel, “that all may be one.”

Living in right relationship with the Divinity, with one another and with all of creation is a lifelong process of discovering of our oneness with Creator and created. Thus, it is important for us as a community of communities to reflect on the many ways we are woven together through our prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth.

Thank you for your steadfast and generous support of the mission and ministries of Holy Wisdom Monastery. Your love and care were deeply felt throughout the past year. Despite enduring another year of pandemic and global sorrow, we also experienced much joy together. Your loving kindness towards the sisters was especially joy-filled during the Celebration of Community weekend.

As we make new memories together throughout 2022, A Year of Beauty, may we do so united in prayer, hope, peace and love.

Please scroll down to see our list of donors and click the 2021 Annual Report button to read the full report.

Sincerely,

Sister Mary David Walgenbach, OSB, Prioress
Charles P. McLimans, CEO

Download the 2021 Holy Wisdom Monastery Annual Report2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Thank you for your support of our mission to weave prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth into a shared way of life.

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Donors

In creating this list to honor our donors, we made every effort to be accurate with names, spelling, etc. If you see an error please let us know by contacting hwm@HolyWisdomMonastery.org.

Key
* = Sophia Circle Donor
◊ = Scholastica Sustainers
∞ = Benedict Society
✝ = Deceased in 2021

 

Anonymous (31)

Barb & Dan Abbott*◊

Doreen Adamany*◊

Sandy Adams*◊

Sylvia Adrian

George Affeldt

Shawn Ahern-Djamali

Jane Ahlstrom

Chris & John Ainslie

Rev Diana Akiyama &
Michael Lee Jackson

Debbie Albano

Mary Albedyll

Mary Alberts &
Don Spencer*◊

Dwight Allen

Amy Alstad*

Bobbie Amann

Phyllis Andersen

Carol & Phil Andersen

Peter Anderson

Cindy Anderson

Bernice Anglin

Debra Anken-Dyer

Mary Ardissone

Mary Armanios

Patricia Arnold

Barbara Arnold

Chickee & Rajai Atalla*◊

Ian Atalla

Ann Athas

Gretchen &
Dr Benjamin Atkinson

Marcella Averkamp

Jane Ayer*װ

Michele Bacsik

Nancy Baillies

Richard Baker

Patricia Ball*◊

Ann Baltes & Bill Rosholt*◊

Camille Banks*◊

Aleta & Duane Barmore

Rev Heather Barta

Candy & John Barthel

Tammy Barthels

Donna Bartolone

Anne & Ken Basken*

Lynn Batcher Robinson

Lisa Bates-Froiland

Georgette Bathum

Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong & Greg Armstrong

Jim Clay

Mary Baumann

Marlene Baumgartner

Rebecca Bedell

Lou Behm

Ellen & Chris Belle

Jane Belongie &
Michael Belongie

Cynthia Bender

Debra Bendis

Jan Benson

Connie & Jerry Bernardy

Naomi & Andrew Bernstein*

Gordon Bertagmoli*

Amy Bertschausen

Sarah Best

Anna Biermeier &
Roger Hanson

John Bigane

Sarah Blair

Margaret Blanchard &
Robert Lewis

Patrice Blanchard

Kathleen Blandford

Lucy Bloedorn

Gabrielle Blood

Linda & Ron Bodien

Tami & Gary Boehlke

Mary Anne & Cyril Bohne

David Bongiovani

Catherine Bonnard Sullivan & Tom Sullivan*◊

Gloria Boone &
Bob Pellegrino*◊

Brenda & Merrill Bormann

Mary & Mike Bormann

Andrew Bormann

Sally Bowers &
Howard Fenton*װ

Rev Winton Boyd

Sue & Charles Bradley*◊

Margaret Brady

Judith & William Braham

Tom Braunger✝*◊

Annette Brehm

Sheila Briggs

Joan Brock

Cathy & Steven Brodbeck

Selma Brophy

Carroll & Larry Bross

Rosemary Broughton

Stefanie & Onno Brouwer*◊

Mary Brown*◊

Linda & Robert Bruck

Barbara Brummer &
Steve Zwettler

Tate Brunner

Michelle & Eric Bunch*

Nancy Burke

Jerry Buss

Mary & David Butterfield*

Stacy & Chris Cahalan

Linda Calkins

Rose Campbell

Jessie Cance

Linda Candlin

Ron Cantwell

Valerie & Tony Cappozzo

Diane Caspari

Helen Christiansen &
Rev Al Heggen

Barbara Clark

Vicki Clark &
Lynn Lemberger

Joyce & Charlie Clark

Lynne Cleeland*

Catherine Cleveland*

Carol Cloutier*◊

Rev Elaine Clyborne Barber

Joan Coghlan

Nancy Cole-Rice

Janice & Dennis Collier

Sandra Collins

Judy Collins*◊

Sheila Collopy & John Young

Deaconess Janet Conrady

Elizabeth Conway

Susan Cook & Roger Pierson

Cathy Cornell & Paul Knitter

Dorothy Corrigan &
Karen Dobritzky

Al Couillard

Frank Court*◊

Joan Crawford

Marie & Mike Crawford*◊

Mary Lee & Lloyd Croatt

Tyler Crogg

Rev Dennis Crowleyװ

Jody Crowley Beers &
Rev Bill Beers*◊

Audrey & Harold Cushman

Meena Dalebroux*

Mary Danaher

Jodi Darst

Harriet & Roger Dart

Jeffery Darwin

Peg Davey & Tom Zanzig

Judith & Bill Davis

Mary & Jack Davison*◊

Tom DeChant

Cheryl Deininger &
Donald Maas

Kate Delaney Jolin &
James Jolin

Dr Dorothy Delisle &
Shawn Pompe

Jean & Victor Delisle

Deborah DeManno

Charlene Denys

Diane Derouen &
Glenn Chambliss

Jeannine &
Edouard Desautels*◊

Nancy Didion &
Wayne Sigelko

Bill Diederichװ

Margaret Dietrich

Diane Dietrich

Michael Diiorio

Paula & Bob Dinndorf*◊

Lori DiPrete Brown &
Kirk Brown

Patricia Donovan

Judith Doran

Hildegard Dorrer

Jan & Griff Dorschel*◊

Robert Dove McClellan

Lois & James Downing

Helen Drobniak

Corinne & Brian D’Silva

Paul Dubreuil

Diana & Bill Ducett*

Brigid Duffield

Jack Duffy

Nina Dulabaum

Lara Dulin

Elise Duwe

Lloyd & Patrick Eagan

Julie Eckenwalder

Kerman Eckes

Jean Edens

Janine Edwards

Anne Edwardson

Mary Ann Ehly

Judy & Jack Ellickson

Nancy & Gordon Enderle

Marcy Endres

Sheila & Ron Endres

Finn Enke

Mary Ann Erdtmann

Alice & Dave Erickson

Betty Evanson

Johanna Fabke

Shirley Fagan

Robert Fahrenbach

Amy Fallon

Colleen & Bill Feist

Maggie Felker & Mike Byrd

Roberta Felker*◊

Jean Feraca*◊

Marge Ferstl

Ann & Mo Fickbohm

Leslie Fiedler

Heather Field*◊

Janet & Jack Finney

Leslie Fischer

Jeanne Flood

Kendra Flory

Kathy & Rev Dr Jerry Folk

Lisette Fonder

Cecilia Ford

Gerri Framburg*◊

Renee Frank

Dottie Frank

Kay & Matt Frank

Helene Frank

Susan Freissen

Kent French

Martha Frey & John Mason

Anna Friesen

Lisa Fromm-Sarto &
Gloria Sarto

Tricia Fry

Lynn Fry

Pat & Domenic Fuccillo

Kathy Gale

Elizabeth & Charles Gales

Jen Garcia

Annie & Gary Garten

Rev Frank Gaylord

Ellen Geishirt*◊

Peg & Daniel Geisler

Susan Gerarden

Sarah Wilkin Gibart &
Tony Gibart*◊

Valerie Gibbons

James Gill

Susan-Ellen Gilmontװ

Tom Glaser

Sue Gleason

Jane Gogan &
Gordon Hamnett

Mary Jane Gogan*װ

Janice Golay

Kathy Gomez

Louise Googins

Julie Goplin & Dale Peterson

Ingrid Gordon

Mary Gordon*◊

Mary Gospodarczyk

Melissa Gower &
Robert Williamson

Matthew Grade

Cindy Graham

Deanna Grahn*

Carol & Brian Grannon

Claudia Greco

Gloria Green & Walt Keough

Kathie Gribble

Maureen Griffin

Bette Grover

Susan Gruchow

Janice Grutzner

Susan Hagness &
Rev Timothy Dean

Nancy Hair

Ann & Daniel Halbach*

Jean Haley

Cynthia Hall

Cassandra & Ryan Hall*

Mary & Eric Hamburg

Mary Hampton

Kathryn Hankard

John Hanrahan

Sherri Hansen*◊

Janis & Mark Hanson

Lorna Harder

Carol & Doug Harder

Laura Hardy

Dr Michael Hart

Colleen & Kent Hartung*◊

Brei Hasenzahl-Reeder & Russ Faulkner*

Tracey Hasz

William Hauck

Mary Jon & Tom Hauge

Susan & Steve Hawk

Dr Margaret Healy

Barbara Heidecke*

Nancy Heiden

Keith Heimforth

Katie & Thomas Heinen

Marcia Helgerson

Lila Hemlin*◊

Patricia & Mark Herrling

Kathy & Neil Heskin*◊

Meghan & Dean Hessler

Karen Hickel

Cynthia Higgins

Brenda Hilger

Susan Hill

Michael Hines

Christine & Patrick Hines

Mitzi & Bernie Hlavac

Mary Hoddy*◊

Mary Hoefferle

Judy & Bob Hoenisch

Kim Hogan

Tracy Hogue

Sarah Hole & Eileen Mershart

Donald Holmen

Jane & Steven Holtzman

Sister Maggie Hopkins, OP

Eric Hornik

Faye Howell & Colin Smith

Angelina & Jason Huett

Ann Huggett

Rosie & Mike Hughes*◊

Peggy Hutnik

Shari & Jim Intagliata*◊

Michael Jackson

Rev Joseph Jackson*◊

Dennis Jacobsen

David Jahr & Mary Cirilli

Christopher James

Linda Janousek

David Jarecki

Monica & Andrew Jefcoat

Giovanna Miceli &
Thomas Jeffries*◊

Christine & Jerome Jendrisak

Alice Jenson*װ

Dong Hyeon Jeong

Marc Johnson

Louise Johnson*◊

Pamela Johnson

Terry Jones

Collette Jones

Cathy Jones

Alan Joranlien

Suman Joshi

Ellen Joyce*

Chris Junkins*◊

Rymii Kaio

Alan Kalker

John Kalson

Janet & Michael Kane

Diana Karls

Leo Karris

Mary Ellen Kearney

Kathleen Kelly Shanovich
& Ronald Shanovich

Ellengray & Charles Kennedy

Kathryn Kieckhafer

Amanda Kiefer

Fr. George Kilcourse

Mary Killingstad

Mike Killips

Lyndsey Kirk

Christina Klausen

Ann & Alan Klonowski

Deborah Kmetz

Warren Kmiec*

Sue & Terrill Knaack

Vicky & Dr Bill Knoedler

Jennifer Kobylecky
& Toby Grabs

Mary & Frank Koczan

Susan Koehne

Kenny Kohberger

Mary Kohlman

Sue Koleczek*װ

Joan Kollasch &
Kurt Hohmeister*◊

Lois Komai

Kerry & Steve  Koopmann

Constance Koopmans*◊

Joanna Kramer Fanney*

Marcia Krater*◊

Mary & Ray Kremer

Carole Kretschman

Susan Krueger

Jeff Kuchenbecker

Polly & Jim Kuelbs

Meg & Richard LaBrie

Patti LaCross &
Jim Penczykowski*◊

Laura LaFave

M Sharon Lane

Laurie Larson

Kathleen Larson*

Sue & Terry Larson*◊

Karen Larson

Kent Lashway

Joan Leannah-Brumm

Jung Ja Lee & Doug Haynes

Patricia LeFevere

Sharon Leinen

Carl Lekan

Helen LeRoy

Elsa Leverington

Debby & Ken Levin

Sharon Lewandowski

Nikki & Patrick Liedl

Joan & Allen Liegel

Jean Lind

Sharon Lindner

Jean Lindsay

Betsy & Nick Liotus

Daniel Lippitt

Shirley Liska

Sally Lister

Roland Littlewood

Stacy & Tom Littrell

Efrat Livny

Phyllis Lobdell*װ

Karen Lohmeyer*◊

Larry Loizzo

Alison & Nelson Long*

Abbie Loomis*װ

Jan Lottig & Drew Howick

Marilynn & Jim Loving

Stephanie & Larry Lowden

Peg Luby

Audrey & Donald Lucier

Joan Lundin*◊

Rev Brad S. Lutz*◊

Jill Lynch

Janet Lynch Forde

Donald Maas

Jan & Bruce Maas

Pat Maddox & Jim Waeffler

Norma & Doug Madsen*װ

Karen & Al Majkrzak

Fay & D.C. Maki

Mary Manering &
Dennis Tande

Will Mann

Karen Manning &
Daniel Uhlrich

Kelley Hutchison-Maravilla & Eric Maravilla*◊

Sylvia Marek

Lynne Marek

Alex Marie

Rev Melissa &
Rev Paul Markquart*◊

Velma & Karl  Marquardt

Jeanne Marquis*◊

Devona Marshall

Peter Marshall

Maureen Martin

Maryann & George Martin

Linda Mastaglio

Ann McBride

Karen McCabe-Juhnke

Judy McConnell

Maureen McCoy

Sally & Thomas McCoy*◊

Michel & Patrick McGettigan

Terry McGinley

Car McGinley

Hildy McGown

Kathy & Robert McGrath

Alison & David McKee*◊

Paula & Rod McKenzie

Sister Regina McKillip

Karen McKim &
Keith Nelson

Charles McLimans &
Richard Merrion*◊

Maureen McMahon

Melanie & Edward McManus*

Eileen McNamara

Maia McNamara

Ann McNeary

Anne McRoberts

Meghan Meeker

Marylynne Mehl

Kristy & Gordon Meicher

Rebecca Meier-Rao &
Sunil Rao*

Ron Meissen

Julie Melton*◊

Mary Merchant

Doris Metcalf

Dianne Meyer

Nancy Meyer

Maureen Michael

Michael Michaels

Dr Cathy &
Ralph Middlecamp

Donna Miller &
Mary Kaye Radtke*◊

Susan & Dan Miller

Brooke Miller

Kathleen Mitchell

Barbara & Kevin Moeller*

Shelley Moffatt

PC Moisan-Thomas*◊

Marjorie Monaghan

Lorraine Moore

Carla Moore

Liz Morris

Sandra Morrison

Colleen Mortell

Jeannene & Brian Mosley

Marianne Moss

Carolyn Moynihan Bradt*◊

Steve Mueller

Barb Mulhern

Carol Mullen

John Murphy

Katy Murphy &
Steve Plachinski

Walter Musekamp

Dagny Myrah

Sharon & Mark Nash*

Ray Nashold

Sarah Naughton, OP

Ruthanne & Dennis Neeser

Barbara & Henry Nehls-Lowe

Ann Nelson

Katherine Nelson

Helene Nelson & James Arts

Ginny & Bill Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Rev Lisa Nelson*◊

Lisa & Matt Netkow*

Jayne Neuendorfװ &
Al Reichenberger

Janet Neurauter*װ

Carol Nickel

Jane Niebauer

Jennifer Nielsen

Mary Nielsen

Berdell Nielson &
Paul Boutwell

Marjorie Nixon

Bettina & Thomas Nolan

Judy Nolde &
Pastor Kenneth Smith

Rev Laura Norby

Rod Nordby

Raisa Nunez

Karen Oberhauser

Jayne Oberle & Dan Roelke*

Beth & Jerry O’Brien

Sister Margaret O’Brien

Ilona O’Connor

Kay & Rev Ross Oestreich

Star & Raymond Olderman

Christine Olson

Rev Jon Olsonװ

Pam Olson & Jeff Wong

Kathleen & Ned O’Reilly

Linda Packard

Bonita & Walden Paige

Jon Parker*

Kelly Parks-Snider

Barbara Parsons

Elaine & Christine
Pasinski Thomas*◊

Paul Patenaude & Peter Hoff

Jackie & Wayne Pauly

Susan Payne

Rev Evelyn &
Rev Charles Payson

Susan Pearson

Rev Bonnie Perry

Lynn Persson

Mary Louise & Ed Peters*◊

Jennifer Peters

Lou Ann Petersen-Noltner & Edward Noltner

Carla Peterson

Susan Petre

Elizabeth Petty

Kathleen Phelan, OP

Anna Pidgeon &
Volker Radeloff

Marilyn & David Pierce

Ryan Pierce*

Rex Piercy*

Kristin Plucar

Julia & Francis Pohlkamp

Nolan Pope

George Potaracke

JoAnne Potter

Steven Powellװ

Jess Powell*◊

Mark Powers*

Linda & Bill Preboski

Barb & George Pulvermacher

Marian & David Quade

Ronnie Quella

Caroline Quinlan &
John Dickerman

Pat Quinn-Casper &
Michael Casper

Melinda Quivik

Allison Radke

Julie & Paul Raisleger

Lynn Ramshaw

Frank Ranallo

Peg Rasch

Mary Rathert, OP*

Elaine D. K. Rattunde

Jane Rauenhorst

Irene Rauwald

Barbara Lee Raymond

Susan Reed

Richard Rehm

Leslie & Stan Rehm

Christine & Rev Glen Reichelderfer

Ruth Reinl

Rebecca Rice

Maureen & Everett Rice

Tyler Richards

Cathy Riddle

Elinor Riley & Ron Towle

James Rissler

Julie Ristau

Janice & Gregory Robbins

Janet Roberts

Tacy Roby &
Christopher Roby Jr

Diana Rodum &
Michael Hoon

Jackie Ropski

Grace Rosholt

Pleasant Rowland &
Jerry Frautschi

Barbara Rowley

Delaney Russell

Amy L. Ryan*

Diana & Donald Ryan

Dean Ryerson

Michelle Saddler

Shelley Safer & Neil Komesar

Rev Elaina Salmon

Marita & Rufus Sanders

Ruth Saunders

Elaine & Dennis Schenborn

Douglas Schiller

Teresa Schiltz

Rev Karen Schlack

Phil Schleicher &
Steve Schumacher

Romilia & John Schlueter

Sandra & Warren Schmidt*

Heather Lee Schmidt

Sandy & Thomas Schmitt

Alicia & Dustin Schneider*

Rene Schreiner

Susan & Allen Schroeder

Sharon & James Schwarz*

Laurie Seifert

Diane & Jim Selinske

Pastor Carol Shaffer &
Otis Laurbergװ

Susan Shands

Linda Shaw

Dan & Gail Shea*◊

Chris Shelton

Susan & Thomas Sheridan

Nancy & Michael Shinners

Valerie Showalter &
Justin Shenk

Lisa Simpson

Lise Skofronick

Robert Skutt

Mike Smith

Charlotte & Michael Smith

Bob Smith*◊

Pat & Jay Smith

Sister Lynne Smith

Diane & Neal Smith

Suzanne Smith

Sheryll & James Smith

Patricia Smith

Eileen Smith

Rev Kenneth Smits

Margaret Sommers*װ

Lorenzo Southall

Edgar Spalding

Peggy & Mike Spiewak

Carla Staab

Lori & Tim Stadelman

Linda Stahelin

Ken Stancer

Sean Standish

Aggie Steichen*◊

Cory Steinmetz

Kate Stel

Marian & Tom Stevens

Therese & Michael Stevens

Michael Stier*◊

Maxine & Ralph Stoikes

Holly & Scott Stoner

Tamara Straub

Sharyn & Carl Stumpf

Pam Sulima

Joan Sullivan

Rev Jan Summers

Marilee Sushoreba &
Mac Robertson

Lara Sutherlin &
Grant Sovern*◊

Rev Kate Sweet

Betsy Swenson

Ginny Swisher &
Daniel Gomez-Ibanez

Sheri Swokowski

Joy Szopinski & Kathy Waters

Margaret &
Rev Myron Talcott

Kathy & Tom Tarpey

Melanie Tavera

Halsy Taylor

Mary Lou Taylor &
Michael Goldstein

LaRynda Thoen

Lisa Thomas Prince

John Thompson

Terrie Thompson &
Tim Jeffery

Nancy Thompson &
Paul Slota*◊

Paul Thoresen, Ph.D.

Kat Heeres

Betsy & Bill Tishler

Eric Tobin

Chris & Jon Todd

Jeanie & Steve Tomasko*◊

Nancy & David Topp

Mary Tremain

Mary Trewartha

Judy & Sal Troia

Louise &
Rev Dr Frederick Trost

Bonnie Trudell

Nancy Loving &
Donald Tubesing

Joan Turner

Patrick Turski*

Ellen Twing

Dione & Dan Tyler*

Emily & Jim Uhlenhake

Cindy Uhrich

Mary Umberg Andrews & Michael Andrews

Marilyn Unruh

Barbara & William Urbrock

Maureen & John Van Dinter*◊

Gail Van Haren

Sandra & Thomas Vandervest

Elizabeth &
David VanOrstrand

Ann & Michael Varda

Jeff Vercauteren

Michael Verveer

Valerie Vervoort

Janine Veto*װ

Jen Voichick

Vimal Vyas

Reena Vyas*

Ramona & John Wade

Patricia Wafer

R. Rolland ‘Dick’ Wagner✝◊

Roleen Walgenbach

Arlene Walgenbach &
Barry Kruse

Sarah & Wayne Walgenbach

Monica Walker*

Rev Ryan Wallace*

Cynthia Walsh

Ann Walters

Anna Walther

Phyllis Ward

Judy Washbush

Marian Wasierski &
Pastor Ronald Ballew

Elizabeth Watson*

Laura Woodworth

Jeannie & Les Weber

Sally & Jim Wedde

Iris & George Weiland

Jim Welsh

Petra & Joel Wessel

Kathleen Wessels

Camille West

Sara  & John Whalen*◊

Faye Whitaker

Carolyn White &
Larry Kruckman

Lucy White

Tom Whitemarsh

Louise &
Dr Joseph Wiesenfarth

Heidi Wilde &
Kennedy Gilchrist

Kristi & Roger Williams

Rita Williams

Lynn Willkom

Bethany Wilson &
Roberto Osorio*

Thomas Wilson

Michelle Wipperfurth

Diane Withers

Dorothy Wobbe

Joyce & Gary Wodka*◊

Sandy Wojtal-Weber

Janet & Levi Wood

Kathy Woytych*◊

Sister Mariel Wozniak

Jie Wu & Rev Mike A Smith

Jan Yudt

Mary Zaborski

Betsy & Stuart Zadra

Sue & Mike Zaleski

Stacy Zanzig

Laurie & Jim Zimmerman

Dawn Zimmerman

Natalie Zitnak

Joy Zotalis

Anita Zurbrugg

Organizations

Snowflower Buddha Sangha

Catholic Extension

Network for Good

Kroger

Aberdean Consulting LLC

Marco

Mundell & Associates

New Health Chiropractic

Holy Wisdom Oblates Candidate Class of 2021

Smith Plastics Holdings, Inc.

Inkworks, Inc.

Hausmann-Johnson Insurance

RENEW Wisconsin

Open Door Zen Community

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Meicher CPAs

Herb Kohl Philanthropies

Thompson Investment Management LLC

Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation

Forrest Piano Service

John C Bock Foundation

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

Monona Bank

Andersen Corporation

Premier Retirement Partners

High Wind Association, Inc

Clean Lakes Alliance

Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation

Kovitz Investment Group Partners