Sr. Clare’s earlier years in ministry were in education—both as teacher and assistant principal. Then in 2001 came a new call to a totally different type of ministry. She was asked to serve as an intern in the congregational finance office. She accepted the challenge and in 2002 was appointed congregational treasurer, a position in which she continues to serve. Sr. Clare’s days are busy ones. As congregational treasurer she oversees all aspects of the local house budgets, providing local treasurers with needed materials, dealing with any unexpected needs, and collaborating with coworkers on reconciling the monthly accounts. Weave those accounts into information garnered from the investment accounts and the National Retirement Reports and the tapestry that becomes our Annual Report begins to emerge! She also deals with the everyday issues and questions connected with health insurance— for example, dealing with Medicare, AmeriHealth, and the various providers of prescription coverage. Sr. Clare is also responsible for the complexities involved in dealing with Social Security payments and benefits. Together with Sharon Laydon, director of finance, Sr. Clare also meets periodically with the leadership team to present the various financial reports. As a “member of the congregation,” she also attends the corporation portion of all congregational council meetings.