Sister Thomas Welder serves as a mentor to the Professional Development Team. She is employed by the University of Mary as President Emerita. Her background includes a Masters in Music, and she has lived in the Bismarck area for most of her life. She appreciates the community of Bismarck-Mandan as well as its leaders, schools, and natural resources, and she enjoys several hobbies including visiting art galleries, attending musical concerts, and searching the prairies for wild flowers. She is a well recognized face in the community, having appeared on a local ‘celebrity cooking show’ despite not knowing how to cook (her apple pie makes its own crust). Sister Thomas is motivated to serve on the Wisdom Team because she feels it is a privilege to be in the presence of young leaders who intentionally put the needs of others first. She believes that the network builds a sense of community that encourages respect, service and hospitality.
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