Janelle Wingert OFS
E-Learning Designer, Retired, and Crochet Instructor in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order. Director of Formation and Communications for St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity in Cheyenne WY.
My Mission – To share Franciscan joy through e-learning, teaching, writing, speaking, creating, drawing, painting, as a chronically ill person.
My Hope – To seek and share all that is authentic truth, goodness, beauty and unity in genuine culture.
My Desire – To pursue the purpose and meaning of human life found only in Christ who is why I thrive in the midst of joy & pain.
My Passion – To build a civilization of love wherever Jesus plants me.
When I was a child, I was always sick, with many weeks of missed school each year. It was not until I was 16 that I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Since then I have been diagnosed with several auto-immune diseases. Despite chronic pain and severe illness, multiple surgeries, and so many medications I could open my own pharmacy, I have always had hope.
While a youth I feel in love with teaching and working with kids. I found learning fascinating and always strove to be a professional learner. Due to immune suppression therapy I had to leave the tradition teaching modality. I love being creative and engaging others through song, creative writing and e-learning.
Due to a long term fight with flaring of Crohn's I am in the process of reinventing myself. I am fully grounded in Christ, social justice, and Catholic theology. This translates well into whatever I do creatively no matter the audience or population I serve.
Currently, I live and volunteer in my independent living community for the elderly and disabled as activities coordinator. Basically I am teaching other residents to craft, crochet and host games. I am teaching again which is wonderful.
I have a passion for technology, education and inspiring others. I will be meld my passions together to share hope and joy especially with those who are forgotten, the disabled, elderly or very sick.