Janine Denomme, a former Jesuit volunteer, worked with homeless women, taught high school theology and wrote grants for a number of nonprofit organizations. Most recently she served as director of a youth program at The Center on Halsted, a community center for Chicago’s lesbian/g@y/bis@xual/transgendered community. She also completed a doctoral dissertation on the role of church women in civil rights. At her Chicago parish, Denomme’s talents were tapped for liturgy, preaching, the parish council and spiritual direction -- experiences that only strengthened her vocation. Although she has presided at an alternative Catholic faith community and considered ordination in a Protestant denomination.
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