On April 30, 2013, after two days of prayers and reflections, the General Chapter delegates in Dernbach, Germany, elected Sr. Gonzalo Vakasseril as General Superior of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Congregation.
On May 2, the General Chapter elected the following General Councilors: Sr. Annemarie Kampwerth, vicaress; Sr. Barbara Spiegelhoff; and Sr. Shirley Bell. Together with Sr. Gonzalo, they are the newly-elected team.
Poor Handmaid delegates from nine countries elected the new team. They will take office in July 2013. With the prayerful support of the international congregation, they will serve for the next six years.
Currently, Sr. Gonzalo serves as a councilor on the General Leadership Team in Dernbach, Germany. Sr. Annemarie ministers at HealthVisions Midwest in East Chicago, Indiana. Sr. Barbara is a teacher in Limburg, Germany. Sr. Shirley Bell is the Director of Maria Center, senior living apartments, in Donaldson, Indiana.
Congratulations to all!