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Benedictine Sisters of Chicago Welcome Communications Coordinator
Nicole Sotelo, Communications Coordinator for the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago
The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago are pleased to welcome Nicole Sotelo as a member of the development office staff in the newly created position of Communications Coordinator.
Nicole joined the staff this month, and will be working for the community Mondays through Thursdays.
In addition to Nicole, the Development Department consists of Kathy Caudill, CFRE, full-time Director of Development, Jacqueline LeSanche, part-time Development Database Assistant, as well as several Sisters and other volunteers.
Nicole brings nearly a decade of communications experience from her work as Director of Communications and Programs at Call To Action.
She also served as an Associate Lobbyist at NETWORK, the National Catholic Social Justice Lobby in Washington, DC.
She is currently a Young Voices columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and facilitates retreats for abused Christian women.
She studied theology and pastoral ministry at Harvard Divinity School but says her best lessons in life happened in being part of the Catholic community.
"From a young age, I felt connected to God's tender embrace and that embrace has steadied me throughout my entire life, especially when the path has been over difficult terrain.
I feel blessed to be working with this Benedictine community," said Nicole
"So many of us are seeking 'something more' in our lives, even though we may not be able to name it: a way to encounter God's love that will comfort the parts of our lives that we can't fix alone-our anxiety, our stress, our hope for a better life," said Nicole
"Benedictine spirituality and prayer offers a path to connect with God's love to help us along our way.
I look forward to helping the community grow and to sharing the good news about what is happening here with the greater Chicagoland area.
will be coordinating communications with benefactors, alumnae, oblates of the community, as well as the wider Chicago community, including newsletters, email, social media, and the website.
Nicole Sotelo is the author of Women Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press).
She gives talks across the country on faith and healing from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to The Catholic Channel on Sirius radio.
To set up an interview or invite Nicole to your church or retreat center, click here.
A graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Divinity School, Nicole currently works as Communications Coordinator for the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago and writes a column as part of the Young Voices series for the National Catholic Reporter.
is an author, speaker and activist.
Knowing personally the paths of pain and recovery from trauma, she
has dedicated her
life to seeking women's healing and justice through a spiritual lens.
A graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Divinity School, she
currently works for Call To Action
, a national Catholic organization that seeks systemic justice in church and society.
Her articles have appeared in numerous publications and she is a contributing editor and writer for BustedHalo, a national website for spiritual seekers in their 20's and 30's.
is the author of "Go in Peace: Meditations for Women Healing from Abuse" (Paulist Press, 2006).
Born in Phoenix, AZ, she currently resides in Chicago, IL.
Editorial Staff - Busted Halo
After attending Wellesley College, Nicole Sotelo worked in San Francisco at Bank of America and then in Washington, DC for NETWORK, the National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.
She recently graduated from Harvard Divinity School.