Sister Kelley Rush, SND

Director of Novices, USA
Assistant Vocation Director,
Certified Spiritual Director

Based in: Toledo, OH
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 440-241-3124

Before entering religious life as a postulant in 2009 I earned a BA in Social Work becoming a Licensed Social Worker and a MA in Education teaching students with behavior/emotional concerns and coaching basketball/softball.

People might be surprised to know that I was in the middle of a football game – actually on the field and ready to score – when I became keenly aware that God was calling me to something more than myself. Something significant was happening within me, something more than I could have ever imagined!

This ‘more’ intensified the first time I encountered the Sisters of Notre Dame while volunteering at the Blessing House. I experienced the abiding presence of God throughout the entire week which grew into a call to love more deeply as a religious sister.

In 2017, I made my Profession of Perpetual Vows as a Sister of Notre Dame! Following my profession, I earned a MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2020. Presently, I am ministering as the director of novices for women in formation with the Sisters of Notre Dame of the United States, assistant vocation director/young adult team member, spiritual director, and retreat director. I find great joy in walking with young adults on their sacred journey helping them probe the mystery of God in their lives.

One of my favorite scripture quotes that I live by is: “I have been crucified with Christ, I no longer live but Christ lives in me.” Galatians 2:20.

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