Presentation Sister in Ministry
Sister Virginia McCall grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marquette University, a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin, and did post graduate work at St. Thomas University, Seattle University and the University of Notre Dame. Sister Virginia was an educator in South Dakota and Minnesota schools for 13 years before serving in pastoral ministry in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Mound, Minnesota. She later became the director of ministry to separated, divorced and widowed in the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa and the Archdiocese of Miami. Sister Virginia was elected to the Presentation Leadership Council in 1982 and again in 1994. In 1998, she was elected president of the congregation and served two terms. In 2006, she began working with the poor in Juarez, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana; Belle Glade, Florida; Davie, Florida and New York, New York. She is currently working in Kaoma, Zambia, Africa.