On Sunday, June 5, 2022, the Dominican Sisters of Houston celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass with Rite of Installation for its newly elected General Council, the canonical leadership that will serve the congregation for the next six years. Reverend Jim Courville presided over the Eucharistic celebration in the Dominican Center for Spirituality Meeting Room during which Sr. Donna Pollard, OP was installed as Prioress for a second term, Sr. Linda Gibler, OP as Vicaress, and Sr. Katie Gaspard, OP as Councilor. Three non-vowed administrators were also installed as part of the congregation’s leadership team: Jose Enriquez, Director of Finance; Laura Henderson, Director of Mission Advancement; and Paula Porter, Director of Human Resources & Operations. A reception for family and friends followed at St. Dominic Villa, the sisters’ retirement home.
At the direction set by the congregation, the new leadership team will work to ensure the congregation’s mission in education and justice by collaborating with others to advance equitable change in education in the Houston area.