Sharon Holland, IHM
Sister Sharon has been a canon lawyer since 1979.
She served for five years as part of the Archdiocese of Detroit Tribunal and was an assistant professor of canon law at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., prior to moving to Rome in 1988.
There, Sister Sharon ministered in the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes; as a professor and canon law consultant; and with the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life (CICL), where she served as office head for ordinary governance for three years.
She returned to Monroe in 2009 and serves as a canonical consultant. Prior to becoming a canon lawyer, Sister Sharon was a teacher and spiritual director.
Sister Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in music and theology from Marygrove College; a master’s in theology from the University of Detroit and a doctorate in canon law from Gregorian University in Rome.
She was born in Pontiac, Mich., and graduated from Pontiac Senior High School.