Sister Jean Kenny
Formerly Sister Keith
Sister Jean was born on November 12, 1949, and is a native of Chicago. Currently, she ministers as a substitute teacher in the Indianapolis area.
Sister Jean, formerly Sister Keith, entered the Congregation on August 30, 1967. She professed final vows on October 4, 1980.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She also has one master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University in Chicago, and another master’s degree in human services counseling from DePaul University. She also has a master of divinity degree from Loyola University in Chicago.
Of her ministries, Sister Jean has served as a teacher in many locations, including Dean of Students at St. Benedict High School. She also ministered as a pastoral associate in a handful of parishes and a guidance counselor.
She taught Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski’s niece at Mother Theodore Guerin High School in the 1970s and her favorite movie is “The Shawshank Redemption.”
Sister Jean is known as the Super Bowl Sister, sporting a 21-7 overall record of predicting the game’s annual winner. She also enjoys her two cats Cali and Coco.
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