Creative Arts Coordinator
Sue Reaney has been teaching jewelry-making and other crafts to the women at Sarah’s for over three years. She is very passionate about Sarah’s, its mission and the women she has come to know and love. Sue is the mother of Kat and grandmother of Anita. She is a former school psychologist and special education teacher and lives happily at Episcopal Homes. She is also a CSJ Consociate.
Susan Smith, CSJ, shares her love and commitment to the mission of the CSJ’s with Sarah’s residents. She has been connected to Sarah’s in a variety of ways since Sarah’s was established in 1996. She continues to be present with our dear neighbors from around the world and welcomed them into our home.Her message is one of Sarah’s
mantras, “Sarah’s will always be your home!”
Mary Pat Fitzpatrick
Mary Pat started teaching yoga for Mind Body Solutions in 2007, and has since has felt enormous gratitude for being part of this community that helps transform trauma, loss and disability into hope and potential. MP was thrilled to be introduced to Sarah’s in 2013 and has since been sharing yoga with the women who teach her about cultivating joy, humility, kindness, and compassion in her teaching and in her life.
Mary Pat is a 200 hour RYT who enjoys teaching adaptive yoga classes for MBS at the Minnetonka studio, the Courage- Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Sarah’s Oasis and at local Veterans centers. MP is involved with MBS in several capacities. Mary Pat has studied with Matthew Sanford, William Prottengeier, Beryl Bender Birch, and has completed the Relax and Renew ® Training levels I & II with Judith Hanson Lasater.PhD, PT.
Specializing in holistic physical therapy, Margaret (Peg) McRaith, MA, PT, is an integrative physical therapist and educator, combining transpersonal psychology and energy medicine in her approach to health and well-being.
She practices at Integrated Therapy Services and offers programs to individuals, groups and organizations. As a CSJ consociate, she serves on the Dismantling Racism Working Group, the Consociate Assembly Planning team, and on Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women Advisory Council. She also volunteers weekly at Sarah’s, and supports Sarah’s financially.
Nancy was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She moved to St. Paul to attend school at the College of Visual Arts where she earned her BFA. She loved the Twin Cities so much she chose to remain here. She raised her two sons while working in the design industry in sales for two local retail companies. Nancy retired from her professional career in June of 2018 and enjoys traveling, painting, reading and spending time with her four grandchildren. She is a member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) where she has volunteered working with seniors at a day center. Through IVC she now finds herself at Sarah’s spending time with women and helping to make Sarah’s a nice place for those who call it home.
Linda grew up in Minnesota except for a 4 year stint in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She was born, raised and lived 5 years on a pig farm where Apache Plaza Shops are now located. She attended the University of Minnesota. She and her husband, Mark, are huge Gopher fans, especially football and basketball. She worked for 32 years in the Mounds View school district and retired in 2012. Her greatest joy is her family: Children Jim and Jody; Grandchildren: Brenden, Payton and Jack. She loves traveling and feels fortunate to be a volunteer at Sarah’s.
Healing Touch Volunteers
Colleen Tollefson, Program Helper
Volunteers are the people who help make Sarah’s a home.
To learn more, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page