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Don Barnes and David Roos, Executive Director of CKF

Don Barnes, CEO of HealthVisions Midwest was chosen as the “Governor Frank O'Bannon Memorial Kids First” Award winner for 2012. Dr. Seabrook from Community Health Net in Gary presented the award to him at the Annual Meeting on December 4, 2012. Norma Napoli, RN, MSN Deputy Director of CKF said “this is a big honor, and Don deserves it for all the great work he has done for Covering Kids and Families of Indiana (CKF)”.


Ancilla College's Arynn Curtis was one of the 31 students from Indiana's independent colleges and universities who was recently celebrated at the Indepenent Colleges of indiana's (ICI) "Realizing the Dream" banquet.

Arynn, a sophomore from Mishawaka, was selected as Ancilla College's "Outstanding First-Generation Student".

Ancilla College Baseball Team and JESSE Kids

The Ancilla College men’s baseball team hosted their annual game with students from Joint Educational Services in Special Education (JESSE) last Friday.

In Memory of Sister Maris Krimmel, PHJC

Monday, 12 November 2012 09:22

March 8, 1911 - November 10, 2012

Sister Maris Krimmel

Sister Maris Krimmel, PHJC passed away on November 10, 2012 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to William and Theresa Rose (Wohnhas) Krimmel in Chicago, Illinois on March 8, 1911. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1935.

Sister Maris taught grade school and high school from 1933 to 1975 at which time she began work as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. She returned to teaching in 1978. In 1984 she became a teacher’s aid and then a volunteer at Ancilla College. For many years she tutored college students on computers.

Sister Maris stated, “I was asked to help the computer students at Ancilla College. Having ‘retired’ this was a most wonderful 20 years, learning new skills and participating in the progress of this new technology.”

She retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2007 at the age of 96 where she continued to enjoy working on her computer.

May Sister Maris rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

Sister Linda Volk, PHJC presenting her lecture entitled "Meeting Catherine Again".

The second presentation of the Lampen Lecture series this fall given by Sister Linda Volk, PHJC was entitled Meeting Catherine Again. Catherine, also known as Blessed Catherine Kasper, is the foundress of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.


Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, family and friends celebrated the profession of final vows of Sister Nkechi Iwuoha, PHJC on November 3 in the Ancilla Domini Chapel.

Sister Nkechi, a member of the Poor Handmaid American Province was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She obtained her Masters Degree in Social Education at Manchester University in England. She was introduced to the Poor Handmaid community while in Nigeria and was impressed with their spirituality and charism of their foundress Blessed Catherine Kasper. Sister Nkechi entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Congregation in Tiefenthal, Germany in 2003 and professed her first vows on December 8, 2006. She was a pioneer member in establishing a PHC mission in Nigeria where she worked with street children and established a home for them. She also worked with children in juvenile detention centers.

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