- Birth Name: Joyce
- Current Name: Joyce
- Religious Name: Marie Celine
- Last Name: Meyer
- Mother's Name: Marie (Sauter) Meyer
- Father's Name: Harold Meyer
- Entry Date: August 28, 1958
1961 - Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD - Associate Teaching Degree
1971 - Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI - Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
1978 - Jesuit Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA - Master’s Degree in Spiritual Theology
Sister Joyce earned a bachelor's degree in English, philosophy and education from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and a master's degree in spiritual theology from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. She also earned an advanced clinical pastoral education certificate.
Sister Joyce began her ministry as an educator in area schools. She then served congregational ministry as director of formation and, later, novice director. Sister went on to work as a spiritual director in California before traveling to Kasiya, Zambia, Africa, to serve as a lecturer and dean of students at Kasiya Secretarial College. She later ministered in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa, with the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods, the national conference of women religious, and continued to serve as a lecturer and spiritual director in the region.
In 1986, Sister Joyce returned to the United States and was elected to the Presentation Sisters' Leadership Council. She served four years as a councilor, followed by eight years as the congregational president. In 1999, Sister became the executive director for the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters in Los Angeles, CA.
Currently, Sister Joyce is the International liaison and a writer for Global Sisters Report. She serves on the board of directors for Conrad N Hilton Foundation, Medicines for Humanity, Good Shepherd International Ministry board and is a consultant to and advocate for sisters in Africa and Asia for funding issues.
Sister Joyce adds, "Religious life is a very rich life, full of adventure and challenge spiritually and psychologically. It offers so many opportunities for growth and is rich in opportunity to come to know God and to give one's life to something way beyond comprehension."
1962-1963 - Presentation Children’s Home, Sioux Falls, SD - Dorm Mother
1963-1966 - Our Lady of the Lake, Mound, MN - Sixth Grade
1966-1968 - St. Mary, Sioux Falls, SD - Junior High
1968-1969 - St. Martin, Huron, SD - Principal and Junior High
1969-1971 - St. Mary, Willmar, MN - Fifth and Sixth Grade
1971-1974 - Presentation Sisters, Sioux Falls, SD - Community Prayer Ministry, Spiritual and Retreat Director
1974-1977 - Presentation Heights, Aberdeen, SD - Director of Formation
1977-1984 - Presentation Center, Los Gatos, CA - Spiritual and Retreat Director
1980-1986 - Presentation Commercial School, Zambia, Central Africa – Missionary, Lecturer, Retreat & Spiritual Direction and Executive Director of Zambia Association of Sisterhood
1986-1998 - Presentation Heights, Aberdeen, SD - Leadership Council, Spiritual Direction, Consultation and Facilitation 1986-1990
1990-1998 - Presentation Heights, Aberdeen, SD - Congregational President
1999-2011 - Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters, Los Angeles, CA - Executive Director
2011-Present - Part time consultant to LCWR and consultant to sisters in Africa and to organizations working with sisters in Africa and Asia; board member for Conrad N Hilton Foundation, Medicines for Humanity, Common Venture, International advisory ministries of Religious of the Good Shepherd and Recording secretary for Nazareth Sisters; Global Sisters Report international liaison; spiritual direction, retreat director and meeting facilitator.