Terry Rickard

Sister Terry Rickard, O.P., is a Blauvelt, NY, Dominican Sister. She was appointed Executive Director of RENEW International in May 2006 and President in December 2009. She holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri. Additionally, she earned a Master of Divinity Degree at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a Master of Arts Degree in Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University. Reflecting her early ministry in multicultural parishes in the South Bronx in New York City, Sister Terry has developed a keen appreciation for the blessings and challenges of parish life, a strong commitment to serving poorer parishes, and an understanding of the particular needs of our ethnically diverse Church. A partnership with Catholic Extension Society in 2010 has led to an increased reach and participation rate in Why Catholic?/¿Por qué ser católico? in mission dioceses across the country. In addition to parish work, Sr. Terry was a member of the Archdiocese of New York Parish Mission Team and was the Director of Vocation and Formation for her Dominican congregation. Sister Terry is a well-known retreat leader and an outstanding speaker. Her enthusiasm for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is contagious. Under her leadership, RENEW launched several new and important pastoral processes focused on evangelization, faith formation and spiritual renewal. Sister Terry is a contributing author to the books Spiritual Manifestos and Preaching in the Sunday Assembly. Sister Terry is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Dominican Academy and the Board of Directors for Holy Cross Family Ministries. Sister Terry is also a regular contributor to the RENEW International blog at blog.renewintl.org and you can follow her on twitter at @SrTerryRickard