Founding Sister Returns to Help Out In a Pinch

Sr. Regina & Tatjana
Tatjana (left) and her temporary replacement, Sr. Regina

Joseph’s Home is a busy place and Administrative Coordinator Tatjana Trubaic helps keep the wheels turning smoothly. She answers the phone and door, writes meeting minutes and handles a variety of administrative duties for Executive Director Georgette Jackson.

When Tatjana went on maternity leave for the final three months of 2013, the wheels looked a little wobbly because the budget had no funds to pay a temp. Thankfully, a fully trained volunteer was ready and eager to fill her shoes.

Sister Regina Fierman, CSA, jumped at the chance to help out when she heard about the need at Joseph’s Home. Sister Regina played a key role in laying the groundwork for Joseph’s Home and  also worked as the house manager from 2000 until 2009, when she took a position in congregational leadership. Her role there ended in the summer of 2013, leaving her free for the rest of the year.

“It was wonderful to have Sister Regina back with us,” said Executive Director Georgette Jackson. “It’s obvious that working with people to overcome challenges is part of her calling. Plus, because of her familiarity with our programs and clientele, she didn’t miss a beat.”

Tatjana had a healthy baby boy (Mateo) October 2 and returned to her position January 2. Sister Regina is currently working on plotting her course in ministry for the next few years, and is taking a course in creative writing.