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Susan Vaickauski

Ordained Deacon 2015
Ordained Priest 2016

Susan Kochert Vaickauski - was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana.  She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Purdue University and a Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago along with a Certificate in Human Relations and Helping Skills.  She has over fifty years in ministry including three years on the board for the Office of Evangelization, Chicago. Other areas of ministry include Liturgy, Welcome Home Programs, high school and junior high religious education, trained ministers of care and ministers of communion, bereavement ministry, parish council and vice president of Women’s Club.  In 2004, Susan and her daughter visited Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya and started the Fred Outa Foundation.  The foundation, along with students from School District 28, raises money for food, water, uniforms, medical and educations supplies for students in the slum.  In 2014 - 2015 the foundation built a girls high school so that the girl child from the slum could pursue a secondary education.