Sister Mary Annette Dworshak grew up in Miles City, Montana, where she was inspired by the Ursuline and Edmonds Dominican sisters who taught her. Her uncle, Bishop Leo F. Dworschak of Fargo, North Dakota, told her that becoming a religious sister would mean exploring the world with new eyes and insights. But she never imagined she would collaborate on her community’s official stands on water rights, human trafficking, and immigrants and refugees; study at the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem; or travel with a Leadership Conference of Women Religious delegation to Mexico in support of fair-trade coffee growers and women’s weaving cooperatives.
Father Brad Hagelin grew up in Seattle’s Our Lady of Fatima Parish and graduated from Seattle Prep in 2002. As a freshman at Gonzaga University, he had a powerful conversion experience, and after graduation he entered seminary for the Archdiocese of Seattle. As vicar for Catholic charities, he works to foster greater effectiveness in the Lord’s mission to the poor, calling on Catholics to be more attentive to the needs of their neighbors and to participate in the corporal works of mercy.