University Communications

New theology instructor Sister Annette Pelletier

Sister Annette Pelletier, IHM, has joined Immaculata University as an instructor in the Theology Department. She is currently teaching an introductory theology class and classes in theological anthropology and ecclesiology.

Sister Pelletier earned her Master of Arts in religion and religious education at the Catholic University of America (CUA), and she is currently a doctoral candidate there. Her research interests include cross-cultural educational contexts and the anthropological implications of missionary work. She is writing her dissertation about the educational work that the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have done in Peru and the resulting mutually beneficial cross-cultural exchange in educational, social and pastoral contexts. She holds a master’s in bilingual and bicultural studies from Marywood University and a certificate in Latin American cultural studies from Pontificia Universidad Católica in Peru.

Sister Pelletier has taught at various schools and parish catechetical programs in the U.S., Peru, and Chile, giving her extensive experience in teaching students of diverse ages and cultures. She has taught high school classes on the Bible, world religions, and ethics, and she was a teaching assistant at CUA for classes on Christian liturgy and sacraments, St. Augustine, church history, and the Bible.

In addition to her teaching experience, Sister Pelletier has served in school administration. She was the director of religious education at an academy in Chile and the director of an ESL and adult literacy program in Philadelphia. For six years, she was a school administrator in Peru, participating in the network of Fe y Alegria Schools, a movement led by the Society of Jesus to educate the poorest of the poor in 13 Latin and Central American countries.

“To me, IU’s soul lives in theology, [and] being part of Immaculata fills my soul with joy!” Sister Pelletier commented.