When asked about her call to religious life, Sister Diana Jean Neumayer commented, “I drove by the Motherhouse building of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon every day and I was intrigued by what might be inside. The beautiful building seemed to call to me.”
She added, “For several months I read the advertisement about discernment retreats and would always have reasons why it wasn’t possible. Then came that weekend that I had nothing else to do and no reason not to attend. I called Sister Catherine Hertel in April of 1998 and by August of 1998 I was living in the discernment house on the campus.”
Sister Diana Jean entered the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon after having raised a family. She brought to the Community accounting skills and is currently the General Ledger Accountant for the SSMO Foundation and SSMO Ministries Corporations.
Sister Diana Jean likes living in community and being a part of a positive organization that makes a difference in the lives of people. She has found that she is among like-minded people with similar values. She appreciates shared prayer every day and daily Eucharist at the Convent Chapel.
Sister Diana Jean enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies include quilt making, gardening and reading.