Sister Johanna (Helen) Schumacher grew up on a farm near Halliday, ND, the third of twelve children of Frank and Magdalena. She entered Sacred Heart Convent, Yankton, SD and later became a founding member of Mother of God Monastery, Watertown, SD. Sister Johanna has ministered as a teacher, pharmacist and accountant. She has served as procurator, treasurer and council member for her community and as a board member for the monastery’s foundation and health care facilities. She is active in areas of social justice. Currently, Sister Johanna is the Director of Hospitality for the monastery and is involved in a variety of volunteer activities.