On Saturday, Sept. 28, Karen Kuchar, of Downers Grove, Ill., celebrated her commitment as an Associate with the IHM  Sisters. The ceremony took place at Hartman Hall, on the campus of Marygrove College. Nancy Sylvester, IHM, and Associates KC McBride and Kathy Tkach served as her companions on the journey of preparation to become an IHM Associate.

Kuchar currently ministers as a board member of Anawim Arts and facilitates Wisdom Writing Circles. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Louis University and her Master of Science degree from George Williams College.