Sister Rejane Cytacki, member of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL), has been named executive director of the Racine Dominican’s Eco-Justice Center in Racine, Wisconsin. She holds a master’s degree in earth literacy and has been an environmental educator for more than 10 years.
Most recently, she served as assistant campus minister at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. She is also currently the treasurer of Giving Voice — a group of young nuns — a member of Sisters of Earth, organizer of their national gathering, and a member of the SCL Care of Creation Committee.
“I can’t believe our good fortune in being able to persuade Sister Rejane to come to Wisconsin and lead the Eco-Justice Center,” said Charlie Tennessen, director of the Eco-Justice Center board. “I am very excited over the experience and connections that she brings with her.”
Cytacki is a native of Leavenworth, graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School, and earned degrees from the University of Kansas. She entered the sisterhood in 2005.
“I am so thrilled to be a part of the Eco-Justice Center,” Cytacki said. “My passion for a long time has been teaching young people about the care of creation. This is the beginning of a fulfillment of a dream of mine to work in a ministry so connected to my passion. I am eager to be working closely with the Racine Dominicans, board members, staff, and volunteers in their outreach to the larger Racine community.”
The Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Road, was founded in 2004. The facility is dedicated to environmental education and care of Earth in the context of community, contemplation, creativity and cultivation. The center’s programs include ecological summer camps for kids, the Racine Area Youth Farm Corps, Seasons of the Sun Celebration, and semi-annual pizza bakes in the wood-fired brick oven that was built by volunteers.
Source: The Journal Times