Sister Janet Horstman celebrates her 50th Jubilee
Sister Janet Horstman was born and raised in Mitchell, SD, graduating from Notre Dame High School. She received an Associate’s Degree from Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD, a Bachelor’s from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, and a Master’s in Pastoral Studies, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
For twenty years, Sister Janet inspired her high school students through her teaching and campus ministry efforts in Aberdeen and Dell Rapids, SD, and Omaha, NE. During this time, she organized several mission trips to Mexico where her love of the Hispanic culture blossomed.
After additional studies, Sister Janet spent a year ministering in Guerrero, Mexico. Returning to Omaha she ministered with the Latino population at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish for 10 years.
In 2002, she joined other Presentation Sisters in establishing a corporate Hispanic Ministry, Caminando Juntos, in Sioux Falls, SD. As a DOJ-Accredited Representative, she walks with newly arrived Latino immigrants providing immigration legal services and offering hope as they make a new home.
In her spare time Sister Janet enjoys the beauty of walking in nature, catching walleye on the river and cooking on the grill.