Course Facilitator Details

Sharon M. Essner

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Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

My husband Jim and I are parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul parish in Cape Girardeau, MO. We have three grown sons and one daughter in law. Jim and I are Benedictine Oblates of St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. For the past 40+ years, I've volunteered in various ministries: parish music ministry, Cursillo, Confirmation prep, RCIA, small faith groups, retreat presenter, and as a Parish Nurse. I am currently serving as a member of the Region 4 Service Team for the National Cursillos in Christianity. I am a Registered Nurse and I work part time as the nurse at our local concert/event venue. My hobbies include sewing, knitting, crocheting, and quilting. I also enjoy playing the guitar, piano, and mountain dulcimer. After completing the VLCFF program to become a Level 1 catechist, I earned my Master of Pastoral Studies degree from Loyola University New Orleans.