Women with a Mission Four Rivers Region

Catherine McAuley

A mission-minded woman, Catherine McAuley founded Sisters of Mercy. In 1827 she was moved to respond to the suffering and poverty she witnessed around her in Dublin, Ireland. With a $1 million inheritance she established the first House of Mercy in Dublin. Today, we continue to strive to carry on Catherine’s mission to serve the poor, sick and uneducated - especially women, children and the elderly.

As Women with a Mission, we strive to continue the mission of Mercy’s founder, Catherine McAuley. For more than seven generations, Mercy has established a legacy of care giving and commitment marked by compassion and excellence that continues today.

The Women with a Mission Society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in the Four Rivers community. In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, the Society brings together women from diverse backgrounds with the common goal of making a difference. Women with a Mission leverages the power of giving together.


Membership is open to all who support the mission of Mercy throughout the Four Rivers community with a minimum $1,000 annual gift. Each year, the Society identifies health care needs within Mercy. Each member is an equal partner in the decision-making process, and 100 percent of each gift directly supports the project(s) selected.

Activities and Benefits

  • Opportunities to socialize and network with other empowered women
  • Invitations to educational and social events sponsored by Mercy Health Foundation Washington
  • Satisfaction of making a difference by meeting great needs in our community

Regular attendance is encouraged but not required.

For more information or to become a member, phone 636-239-8867 or email Rachel Covington.

Four Rivers Region Members

Dr. Kathleen Bernhard
Sally Bocklage
Eileen Chalk
Rachel Covington
Brenda Craig
Jane Curtman-Schroeder
Bonnie Eckelkamp
Sr. Michaelanne Estoup
Jeanne Gladden
Dr. Michelle Goetz
Sharon Grimes
Dr. Teresa Halsted
Sallie Hancox
Gina Hand-Eoloff
Deborah Klak
Cara Knox
Anna Landon
Sandra Lucy
Sr. Reine Marie Martin
Terri McLain
Janice Meyer
Jackie Miller
Jeanne Miller-Wood
Dr. Ann Elizabeth Mohart
Dr. Gina Mohart
Kim Politte
Nancy Redhage
Karen Riechers
Lynn Riegel
Charlene Saling
Harriet Sallaberry
Jennifer Sanford
Mary Shofner
Debbi Skornia
Judy Tobben
Jill Young