Staff Spotlight: Sr. Judy Warmbold D.C.
You may know Sr. Judy as a Health Checker at the St. Vincent de Paul Center who works to keep our centers safe. We were lucky enough to catch up with her to find out about her journey to MSV and how she has stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is your role at MSV?
Volunteer Health checker at St. Vincent de Paul Center and appointment-maker at the Marillac Social Center Community Outreach Services office.
Where are you from originally?
St. Louis, MO. I am the third of six children and became a Daughter of Charity when I was 18.
What would the autobiography of your life be called?
All Things Work Together
Can you describe the work you’re doing at MSV?
Due to COVID changes, I'm "filling in some new gaps" - doing health checks of the children in the morning at St. Vincents and making telephone appointments for clients seeking utility assistance at Marillac.
How did you get into your field of work?
In my years as a Daughter of Charity, I have been priveleged to minister as a teacher grades 6 - 12, to work in Parish ministry, Religious Education, and Professional Counseling. Most interesting has been living and working in rural and urban areas. In 1967 I had the joy of helping to start Marillac high School in Northfield. Now, in my older years, I have the opportunity to help out at MSV.
Which MSV core value do you think is most important?
Please tell us about a time you embodied the core value you chose.
I was drawn to Chicago in 2016 to develop a new program for students facing homelessness at DePaul University with Depaul USA. In this Program we broke down walls of hunger, poverty, lack of family support, and found generous families to provide a home for a college student. The empowerment led to the opportunity to achieve a college degree.
What is your favorite MSV memory or what are you most looking forward to about working at MSV?
I appreciate the outstanding compassion of the staff and the eagerness of the parents and children I mingle with each morning.
What do you like to do for fun?
Read novels and walk the streets of Chicago.
What is one thing everyone should know about MSV?
At MSV we walk in a long line of dedicated founders and leaders. As a Daughter of Charity I am so aware of the Sisters who came before me and built these ministries to families and neighborhoods in the love of God. As I call the seniors for CEDA appointments I am awed by their long-standing gratitude and bonding with the MSV family.
Click here to learn more about MSV's heritage and the foundational role the Daughter's of Charity played in the formation of our organization.