Presentation Sisters in Ministry
April Ross, Director
April Ross is the newest member to the Caminando Team. She is fluent in Spanish and possesses a broad understanding and appreciation of the Latino cultures and peoples. April holds a BA degree in Spanish/English and a MA degree in Latin American studies. She has traveled extensively in Latin American countries, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. For the past 15 years, April has taught Spanish and Latino culture in the Sioux Falls School System. She is familiar with our ministry through her volunteering at Cinco de Mayo. April is married and has two Middle School aged children.
Sister Janet Horstman, Immigration Legal Specialist
She offers competent, professional and affordable immigration legal services for low-income Hispanics who seek to become a part of area communities. Caminando Juntos is one of only two US Department of Justice recognized non-profit organizations authorized to provide such services in South Dakota. Sister Janet is the only bi-lingual Accredited Representative in the state. She has been actively involved in opposing anti-immigrant and anti-refugee legislation in South Dakota and advocating for comprehensive reform of the US Immigration system.
Sister Pegge Boehm, Immigration Administrative Support
Sister Pegge joined the team in June 2014 with many years of experience serving the Latino culture. She assists Sister Janet with immigration administrative support and case management support. Her fluency in Spanish allows tutoring of clients in citizenship preparation. She helps organize the ELL evening program, teaching beginning English.
Sister Janice Mengenhauser, Bilingual Counselor
Sister Jan is one of the few bilingual counselors in the Sioux Falls area. She offers her counseling education and skills through Catholic Social Services to serve Latinos at Caminando Juntos who are in serious life situations. She also serves on the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House Board.
Astrid Rosario, Office Manager
Astrid joined the team in January 2015 and is a great community resource. She is originally from Guatemala and offers a welcoming and trusted presence to the Latino community. She assists clients to access healthcare, pay medical bills, fill out job applications and other needs as they arise. She is a member of the Hispanic Business Network and a Notary Public.