The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are a community of vowed Catholic women religious. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy.
Live joyfully! Single, Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to explore a fulfilling life as a Sister of Providence. All women and men of faith are invited to join the family of Providence as Providence Associates.
Candace Minster serves as garden and fiber projects coordinator for White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Her focus is on expanding the flower operation and working with fiber from our alpacas. She has been a member of the White Violet Center team for over 15 years. Her areas of expertise include organic gardening, growing flowers, worm composting, food preservation (canning, fermentation, pickling), fiber arts (knitting, spinning and weaving) and fiber processing.
John-Michael Elmore is the garden manager for the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. He works with interns and staff to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and potted plants on our certified organic farm. He also helps educate interns, volunteers and visitors on sustainability, soil health, crop health and the benefits of organic agriculture.