Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has named Sister Sheila Stevenson, RSM, as pastoral administrator of St. Marianne Cope Parish effective June 26.
In that position she replaces Barbara Swiecki, the longtime pastoral administrator at St. Marianne Cope who died June 13 after a struggle with cancer. Sister Stevenson most recently served for one year as pastoral associate for the parish’s three churches: Good Shepherd and Guardian Angels, both in Henrietta; and St. Joseph in Rush.
Sister Stevenson has been a Sister of Mercy for 53 years. She has held several leadership positions for the religious order, including president of the Rochester regional community and leadership-team member for the New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community.