Sr. Nancy Schreck

Sister Nancy Schreck is the daughter of Elmer and Marie Eischeid Schreck from Templeton, Iowa. Sister Nancy attended Sacred Heart Elementary school taught by the Dubuque Franciscans, Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, Iowa, and Briar Cliff University, where her additional experience with the Dubuque Franciscans led her to enter the congregation in 1968. Nancy has served in ministries including high school education, formation and integration of new members in the congregation, pastoral church leadership, congregational leadership, and in the foundation and development of Excel, Inc., a nonprofit service agency in Okolona, Mississippi, which has held Nancy’s deep commitment for many years. In addition to having served as both vice-president (1992-2000) and president (2008-2014) of the community, Nancy has served in presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (1994-97) and as the U.S. Delegate to the International Union of Superior General (2008-2011). In addition to her ministry in Okolona she currently serves on the leadership council of the Franciscan Handmaids of Mary, Harlem, New York, and as a national and international presenter on topics of religious life and scripture. Sister Nancy has a master’s degrees in theology from Boston College (M.A.), and a doctor of ministry degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. “Living a Franciscan way of life has been a deep joy and a wonderful vocation,” said Sister Nancy of her Jubilee.