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Consecrated Life Contact:

Sr. Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN
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100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-3131 ext. 2865

Meet the Director

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Marilyn Kerber has been appointed Director of the Office of Religious for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, effective July 1. 

The Director of the Office of Religious serves as a liaison between the Archbishop and congregations of religious women and men in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and coordinates the Retirement Fund for Religious appeal. Sr. Marilyn also will network among religious congregations regarding personnel and corporate needs, support collaborative efforts among religious congregations, and provide consultation for individual members of religious organizations and major superiors.

A native of Chicago, Sr. Marilyn has been a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur for 52 years.  She graduated from the former Edgecliff College in Cincinnati and earned a masters degree in religious studies from the former Mundelein College in Chicago. After holding positions as a classroom teacher, a CCD coordinator, and Director of Religious Education, she joined what was then the Office of Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Over the course of nearly 20 years, she was Assistant Director, Cincinnati Regional Director and Archdiocesan Director of that office.

In 1996 Sr. Marilyn became Formation Director of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Ohio Province.  Then, for more than 10 years, Sr. Marilyn was a leadership team member for the province serving as the group’s canonical representative, with responsibility for more than 200 sisters in 13 states and six countries. She and other team members also brought about the successful merger of two provinces.

Sr. Marilyn takes on her new ministry with enthusiasm: “This Office is one of the ways that the Church of Cincinnati conveys its appreciation and support for the women and men religious of the Archdiocese.   Given my commitment to religious life and my experience, I believe I can convey this appreciation and support well.”

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the eighth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment.  The 19-county territory includes 214 parishes and 113 Catholic primary and secondary schools.