Among our nine Ursuline Sisters celebrating jubilees in 2021 is Sister Elizabeth Mary “Betsy” Moyer.
Sister Betsy is celebrating her 50th jubilee. A native of Nebraska City, Neb., she was the oldest of nine children (one sibling died at birth) and learned added responsibility as a teenager while living with and caring for her grandmother. Sister Betsy’s unique background in health care and education has enabled her to minister in multiple ways to different generations, including school children, college students, and the elderly.
She earned a bachelor’s in education from Brescia College (now University), Owensboro, Ky., in 1974; an LPN credential from the Owensboro School of Practical Nurses (Community and Technical College) in 1979, and a Master of Arts from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. She also studied School Administration at Western Kentucky University in the summer of 2000.
Sister Betsy’s many years of teaching included two Owensboro schools: Bishop Soenneker (1999-2001) and Catherine Spalding (2001-02). She also taught at St. Paul School, Leitchfield (1974-77). As principal, she helped Holy Angels students transition to a different school in Sorgho, Ky. (1997-99). In New Mexico, she was a principal at St. Joseph School, San Fidel (1983-84, 1985-89) and taught at St. Francis Cathedral School, Santa Fe (1989-93). She was also a principal in St. Mary School, Pierce City, Mo. (1993-96).
Sister Betsy has also been active in health care ministry. She began as a nurse assistant in the Motherhouse Infirmary at Maple Mount, and then served as an LPN there intermittently for 10 years. She was the health care administrator of Saint Joseph Villa, Maple Mount (2004-08). She taught religion and helped in a health clinic in Jamaica (2008-09). She was an LPN for Vintage Park Assisted Living, Paola, Kan. (2009-10). From 2010-12, she was an LPN for St. Francis Hospital and Health Services, Maryville, Mo., while also teaching third-grade religion at a local parish.
Sister Betsy is known for her love of cooking and social gatherings. One of her favorite movies is the classic, “The Sound of Music.” Since 2012, she has served at Brescia, first as Assistant Registrar and then in the School of Education, where she was Administrative Coordinator and Data Manager, and at present Curriculum Resource Center, Field Experience Coordinator and Office Manager.
Congratulations, Sister Betsy!
Friends can write to her at 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.