Sister Mary Beth Klingel is a native of Jasper. She previously ministered as the Congregation’s Director of Novices at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Mary Beth entered the Congregation Sept. 12, 1964, from St. Joseph Parish in Jasper. She professed perpetual vows Sept. 6, 1970.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She received a master’s degree in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Sister Mary Beth ministered as a teacher at Saint Margaret Mary School in Terre Haute from (1968-1970), and at Tenth Street School in Jasper (1970-1972). She later returned to Saint Margaret Mary Parish in Terre Haute where she ministered as pastoral associate from (1976-2004) and as parish life coordinator from (2004-2005). She served as a member of the Congregation’s Corporate Renewal Team during the Catholic Church’s transition after the Second Vatican Council. She also serves as a member of the Guerin Outreach Ministries board of directors.