Sr. Yolanda '05 graduated from the Neuhoff Institute with a master's in pastoral ministry
with a concentration in pastoral life & administration in 2005. She currently serves
as vice-chancellor of the Diocese of Fort Worth, and prior to that, she served as
Director of Children's Catechesis for the diocese.
Sr. Yolanda has worked in catechetical ministry in several parishes in Fort Worth,
Mexico, and her native New Jersey. A Sister of Saint Mary of Namur, she serves on
the provincial council and has worked in a variety of leadership positions within
She has done extensive work to promote vocations to religious life, not only for her
own community, but more broadly in the local church, assisting with "Come and See"
weekends and other discernment programs across diocesan borders.
In 2011, the Neuhoff Institute honored Sr. Yolanda for her service to the local church
in general, the work of faith formation in particular, and the larger community, especially
the poor and needy, by naming her the 2011 Lumen Gentium Distinguished Alumni Award winner.