Sister Connie Wavrunek

Wavrunek_Concepta_Sr_2012-100pxSister Connie believes that through her response to her baptismal call and commitment to religious life, she has been given the energy and vitality to serve God and the Green Bay Diocese for 60 years.

The daughter of Barbara and Chris Wavrunek attended religious education classes at St. Mary Parish in Antigo. At age 19, she entered the Bay Settlement order and got degrees in religious studies, elementary administration and pastoral studies. She has been both a teacher and principal at schools in Green Bay, Madison, Casco and Door County. From 1985 to 2010, she served as pastoral associate in Manitowoc, first at Holy Innocents Parish and then at the newly formed St. Francis of Assisi Parish. While there, she was instrumental in creating and growing the parish's bereavement and returning Catholics ministries.