Sr. Sandra Sherman, O.S.U., M.A.P.S., B.A.
Instructor of Theology
Sandy was born in Tiffin, OH and entered the Ursuline Sisters of Toledo in 1975. She taught elementary and special education in Toledo Diocesan Schools for 8 years. She then spent 13 years working in pastoral care with elders, giving elder retreats, and serving on the Diocesan Commission on Aging. Toward the end of that time she also taught Theology of Aging at the then Lourdes College. She also served 10 years in vocation ministry for her community and 8 years on the Ursuline Leadership Team. After that she returned to the now Lourdes University as an adjunct in the Theology Department.
She attended Mary Manse College in Toledo and has a BS. Ed and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Mount St. Joseph Conference and Renewal Center in Maple Mt, KY. She offers spiritual direction and gives days of reflection and retreats to individuals and groups from all walks of life.
Sandy is her community’s contact for social justice, her particular passion being that of working to end human trafficking. She is a member of STOP! (Stop Trafficking of Persons) and as a volunteer for Rahab’s Heart, does street outreach to women trapped in prostitution and has given numerous presentations about this tragic crime against humanity. She is an active member of Corpus Christi University Parish and a member of Pax Christi. She is also a lover of dance, often praying through movement and currently dances with Women of Grace at St. Martin de Porres Parrish. One of her greatest joys in life has been being an aunt and now a great-aunt and is known as Aunt Mim by her nieces and nephews.
Sandy has published several articles on ministry, sacred dance, and healing. Along with three members of the UT social work department, she most recently co-authored “Social Justice and Spiritual Healing: Using Micro and Macro Social Work Practice to Reduce Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking,” in Social Work & Christianity.
- M.A.P.S., Seattle University
- Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Mt. St. Joseph Conference and Retreat Center
- B.A., LeMoyne College