Sister Nancy Schwieters (John Mary)
Born in Davenport, Iowa, St. Alphonsus Parish, in 1940, Sr. Nancy Schwieters entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1960 and made her first vows in 1963.
Sr. Nancy received an associate degree in elementary education from Ottumwa Heights College, Ottumwa, IA, a BA in elementary education from Marycrest College, Davenport, IA, and an MA in religious education from Seattle University in Seattle, WA. Sr. Nancy’s ministry of teaching in Iowa found her at St. Pius School in Des Moines, St. Mary School in Marshalltown and Holy Trinity School in Davenport. She also taught at Sacred Heart School in Glendive, MT, and coordinated the CHM formation program at the Ottumwa Heights Center in Ottumwa, IA.
Sister Nancy served with John Lewis Community Services as a job connect and computer lab mentor. She continued that ministry with Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. in Davenport. She has since retired and is active in a ministry of Prayer and Witness.