Mary Finlayson, RSCJ (Vocation Director)
Mary Finlayson, RSCJ, was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. She began her teaching career in 1982 and entered the Society in 1985. She professed final vows in 1995 in Rome. Mary has served as a teacher, director of music in parishes, in leadership for six years on the Provincial Team of the Canadian Province and seven years as its Provincial until its union with the Province of the United States in 2013. As well as English, Mary speaks Spanish and French and has done simultaneous translation for the Society at international meetings and for those preparing for final vows in Rome. She has served on the boards of directors of several Sacred Heart schools and was President of the Canadian Religious Conference for two years. Mary currently lives in San Diego.
Reyna González, RSCJ, spent six years as vocation director for the Mexico Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart and many years as director and founder of various projects serving women, children and youth. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Sacred Heart International Service Project. Sister Gonzalez currently lives in the U.S. and works with immigrant populations as well as the organizations that serve them. She specializes in non-profit management, popular education methodology and international/intercultural projects. Sister Gonzalez led the team that developed the My Call Me Back app.
Regina Shin, RSCJ
Lynne Lieux, RSCJ has been a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart since 1980. Sr. Lieux frequently states that her life in the Society began on her 14th birthday when she became a boarding school student at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. After receiving her BS in Mathematics from Maryville University, she spent her first year in the Society at Villa Duchesne teaching math and physics. She received her MA in Physics from Washington University and her doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of New Orleans. Sr. Lieux has spent most of her adult life working in Sacred Heart schools as a teacher, dean of students, upper school head, and head of school. Sr. Lieux has served as a trustee of several Sacred Heart schools and of Maryville University. In addition to continuing her doctoral research on sustaining educational change, she is writing a book on Religious of the Sacred Heart who were pioneer women in STEM fields. She also enjoys outdoor activities, including golf, fly-fishing, and cycling.
Annette Schmeling, RSCJ entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1983. She holds a doctorate in Education and Leadership from the University of San Francisco and two Communication degrees (B.A. and M.A.) from Marquette University. Sr. Schmeling is a Consultant, Trainer and Communications Professional who specializes in both Contemplative Dialogue and Social Media. She works with individuals, communities and organizations seeking to discover and learn new strategies of engagement and community development. Her career began, and extended through 30 years, as a Student Affairs professional in Catholic higher education.