- Birth Name: Anna Marie
- Current Name: Lynn Marie
- Religious Name: Lynn Marie
- Last Name: Welbig
- Mother's Name: Margaret (Hemmer) Welbig
- Father's Name: John Welbig
- Hometown: Dell Rapids, SD
- Entry Date: January 1, 1955
St. Mary's High School, Dell Rapids, SD
1957 - Presentation Junior College, Aberdeen, SD - Associate Teaching Degree
1968 - Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education
1976 - Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD - Master Science Degree in Education Administration
1977 - Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH - PhD in Leadership in Education
1990 - St. Paul University, Ottawa Ontario, Canada - Master of Science Degree in Canon Law
Sister Lynn Marie holds associate and bachelor degrees in education, masters in elementary education administration, doctorate in leaders in education and masters degree and licentiate in canon law.
For 18 years, Sister Lynn Marie served in the education ministry as a teacher and principal in South Dakota and Minnesota. Sister served on the Presentation Sisters Leadership Council before becoming president of Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD. She became director of the Sioux Falls, SD diocesan tribunal in 1990 and again served the congregation on the Leadership Council from 1998-2002. She went on to serve as director of the Sioux Falls diocesan tribunal, and taught in the Marriage Preparation Program for the Sioux Falls region.
Currently Sister serves on the core team and teaches in the Avera Leaders in Ministry program, is a board member of two Avera health care centers, serves on the Avera Investment Committee, is a board member for the Prairie Hearts Guest House of the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, and board member for SD Voices for Peace. She facilitates a Presentation Cojourner group in Sioux Falls and for three years has represented the Presentation Sisters as a lobbyist in the SD legislature.
Over the years Sister Lynn Marie has served on numerous boards and committees including a United Way Board, the Diocesan Board of Education, the South Dakota Vocational Education Committee, the Catholic Health Association of the United States, Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen Hospice, Avera McKennan, Avera Queen of Peace, Avera Sacred Heart Hospitals and chaired the board of Avera Health.
1957-1958 - St. Martins, Huron, SD - Intermediate Grades
1958-1961 - Our Lady of the Lake, Mound, MN - Upper Grade teacher
1961-1962 - Notre Dame, Mitchell, SD - Upper Grade teacher
1962-1966 - Sacred Heart, Aberdeen, SD - Upper Grade teacher
1966-1969 - Holy Family, Mitchell, SD - Upper Grade teacher
1969-1970 - St. Mary, Dell Rapids, SD - Principal
1971-1974 - Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, SD - PBVM Leadership Council
1974-1975 - Holy Family, Mitchell, SD - Principal
1977-1988 - Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD - President
1990-2013 - Sioux Falls Diocese, Sioux Falls, SD - Director and Judge, DiocesanTribunal
1998-2002 - Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, SD - PBVM Leadership Council
1999-2012 - Sioux Falls Diocese, Sioux Falls, SD - Director and Judge, Diocesan Tribunal
2012-Present - Avera Leaders in Ministry Core Team, Avera and SD Voices for Peace board memberships; and is a lobbyist for the Presentation Sisters.