Corrinne Forsmann joins hospital staff
Sister Corrine Forsman, OSB, recently joined the staff of St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics as their Mission Integration Director. She replaces Sr. Barbara Jean Glodowski, OSB, who is currently serving as Director of the Spirit Center at St. Gertrude’s Monastery, Cottonwood.
For the past five years Sr. Corinne served as Pastoral Associate at Holy Family Parish in Clarkston, Washington. She has also ministered as Vocation and Oblate Director for the Benedictine Community and served as Assistant Leader.
“Recently, in my pastoral work I was involved with a number of committees within the parish including a spirituality committee, a social justice committee, a liturgy committee and a welcome committee,” said Sr. Corinne. “I have enjoyed the opportunities that I have had in working with people from other faiths, especially those who are interested in deepening their spiritual life. One of my favorite positions was with the Diocesan Catholic Education Office because it meant travel within the diocese, allowing time for contemplation and an opportunity to see the rich landscape of Idaho.”
Sr. Corinne was raised on a farm outside of Ferdinand, Idaho. “I went to a country school for my first four years of education. The classes were so small I was often both the brightest and the slowest in the class! Later, I went to public schools where the sisters taught the classes.” Her education culminated with a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis on Pastoral Counseling from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts. She also has a Masters of Religious Education degree from Seattle University and a BA in Elementary Education from St. Martin’s College, Olympia, Washington.
“I have facilitated a number of longer and shorter retreats for both lay and religious people and have provided pastoral counseling services in a number of settings. What I learned in those settings I believe will help me in my position. I enjoy the learning curve that comes with a new job,” said Sr. Corinne. “I am honored to be following in Sr. Barbara Jean’s footsteps as Mission Integration Director. Every person that comes to a position brings a different skill set and I’m looking forward to using mine to work with employees at both hospitals and their clinics to incorporate our Mission and four Core Values into our work and our personal lives. I am also excited at the prospect of being with patients and their families.”
Both hospitals have adopted the four Benedictine Core Values of Respect, Hospitality, Justice and Stewardship. Sr. Corinne will divide her time between the facilities in Cottonwood and Orofino.