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About Diane Weidenbenner

Diane Weidenbenner is director of marketing and communications for the Sisters of Providence Mission Advancement office.


I've enjoyed a variety of marketing, communications and sales positions during my career. My favorite challenge, besides currently working for the Sisters of Providence non-profit organization, was partnering with a long-time colleague and friend to form Marketing Connection, LLC, a marketing and public relations firm that specialized in the telecommunications industry. Before joining the sisters in 2005, in Terre Haute, Indiana, I lived in Denver, Colo., where I worked with businesses of all sizes who needed B2B, B2C and non-profit organizational support. I have a passion for vocations and supporting women religious like the SPs who are living examples of the Gospel message in today's world.

What is your relationship to the Sisters of Providence?

I am director of marketing and communications. I am also a Providence Associate, sharing in the charism and mission of the sisters as a married, lay person since 2007, when the opportunity was created.

I blog about

general Congregation news: vocations and human interest articles.

My hobbies are

photography, creative writing, knitting, playing with my dog and cats.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

"For God causes all things to work together for good, to those who love God and who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

What is your favorite month?

April because of Easter and any month in the fall.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

I'd like to complete my mystery novel. I'd like to get (a lot) closer to God. I'd like to enjoy as many days with my family and friends as possible while laughing as often as possible. I'd like to recreate my grandma's famous chili sauce and have a successful canning adventure.

You can also find Diane at LinkedIn, and some of her personal work at


Recent Posts by Diane Weidenbenner

Transforming urban America one student at a time

Blog Post | Posted on February 2, 2018

Ever since 1840, the Sisters of Providence have been committed to providing quality education to children, furthering the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. In 2007, that legacy led the SPs to sponsor Providence Cristo Rey (PCR), a college preparatory  Continue Reading »

The bond of friendship leads to lives as sisters

Feature | Posted on January 19, 2018

“Before Anna and I were friends. Now we are family members of the Sisters of Providence, with a multi-year friendship base to help me live more freely in this family,” Teresa said. Continue reading

SPs are merry presents at Light Your Way Christmas Parade

Blog Post | Posted on December 6, 2017

The Christmas season is a time to be merry and bright and the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are enthusiastic supporters of this tradition. Saturday night, the Sisters of Providence participated in the 2nd annual Light Your Way Christmas  Continue Reading »

“You don’t give up on a person” Sister Rita Clare’s journey with a prisoner

Feature | Posted on May 16, 2017

“He’s always felt remorse. I’m not condoning the evil that he has done. But he’s also a human being who needs support. He needs someone who is a positive influence in his life and can help him improve.” Continue reading

Unity and difference: blessings of engagement for local church members and the Sisters of Providence

Feature | Posted on May 16, 2017

To date, 11 members of Central Christian Church have become Providence Associates or are candidates, including the pastor! Karen Sagraves says many synergies exist between Central Christian Church and the Sisters of Providence. “We’re both very inclusive, related to ecumenical issues and relationships with others. We’re both justice-oriented and progressive.” Continue reading

Connecting hope and assistance to a community in need

Feature | Posted on January 11, 2017

“It’s as if Providence is there, waiting to provide. Someone comes in and says ‘I have to take care of my grandkids whose parents are now in jail. I need some beds.’ Within 24 hours, I’ll have two twin beds show up,” said Sister Dorothy Rasche, SP, director of The Connecting Link. Continue reading

Calls from the Woods provide a listening ear

Blog Post | Posted on February 24, 2016

Calling during the Sisters of Providence phonathon is a good way to reconnect with our friends and supporters, thank them for their help and take prayer requests. Continue reading

What can these Woods offer you?

Feature | Posted on January 13, 2016

The Jubilee Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. What will you do this year to grow in your faith? To strengthen both charitable works and social justice at home and as part of your faith community? Maybe a visit to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods can help you on your way. Continue reading

Care of Earth attracts new members

Feature | Posted on April 20, 2015

The Sisters of Providence ministry educating toward care for creation at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is attracting young women to joining the Congregation. Continue reading

Sister Marilú Covani

Feature | Posted on March 26, 2015

Sister Marilu Covani talks about what it has been like to be a mother, grandmother and Sister of Providence. Continue reading

A place for neighbors: Providence Housing Corporation

Feature | Posted on January 14, 2015

Providence Housing Corporation was formed to provide affordable housing for the Congregation’s neighbors in need. Continue reading

January 4, 2015: Epiphany of the Lord

Reflection | Posted on January 1, 2015

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have  Continue Reading »

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