Sr. Josephine Pelster


Sister Josephine Pelster – Director of Pastoral Care

Sister Josephine Pelster, a Sister of St. Mary of Oregon, returned to Maryville in Oct. 2008 as Director of Pastoral Care. She is a board-certified chaplain with the National Association for Catholic Chaplains. Her background as a chaplain includes Providence Hospice, Providence Seaside Hospital and Extended Care Unit, Franciscan Care Center and St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma Washington.

Prior to serving as director of pastoral care, Sr. Josephine enjoyed the ministry of being a registered nurse at Maryville for 25 years. She is delighted to be “back home” now providing spiritual care to the patients, their families, and the staff. She enjoys sharing her vocation story with young women, hiking on the Oregon coast and visiting her large family.