Sisters, employees and guests came together at Nazareth Motherhouse Campus July 18, 2022, to bid farewell to AmeriCorps Volunteer Julia Gerwe, whose last day with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth was Friday.
Gerwe had served with Nazareth as an AmeriCorps volunteer since 2020 through the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers program. During her two years at Nazareth, Gerwe greatly assisted the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Environmental Sustainability Team, garden and grounds, and with eco-restoration efforts, sustainability research and solutions for local and global SCN communities. She documented much of her work through blog posts, journal entries and articles, as well as helping produce other media content.
Assistant Director of the Lay Mission Volunteer Program Ellen Sprigg and Director Ecological Sustainability Director Carolyn Cromer, who worked closely with Gerwe during her time at Nazareth, praised her for her hard work, positive attitude and growth.
Gerwe has taken a position in Frankfort with the Kentucky Environmental Education Council where she will mentor others in an AmeriCorps program.
A personal reflection from Gerwe can be read here or watch the video below: