The Justice Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates expresses the profound love of God and love of the dear neighbor without distinction through working for systemic change and promoting justice. By involving the community in education, advocacy, and action, we seek to meet the needs of our time.
Megan Bender, Justice Co-Director
Raised on tater-tot hot dish and folklore of the north, Megan is a native Minnesotan with an affinity for all things Scandinavian. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a double major in Religion and Communications Studies, as well as a certificate in International Journalism. Her passion for writing on topics of ethics and meaning coalesced during her internship at the Peabody award-winning public radio show On Being with Krista Tippett. Her blog titled, “Freaky Folk Duo CocoRosie, on the Interaction of Light and Dark and their own Spirituality”, exhibits her background in feminist theology and curiosity with creative renderings of spirituality in art and music.
The charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates called her to become part of the justice ministry in March 2015. Both personally and professionally, she considers the Sisters the rock stars of the spiritual world.
Marty Roers, Justice Co-Director
Marty has local Minnesotan roots and promotes justice from local, national, and global perspectives. He has previously served as the Parish and Community Education, Engagement, and Leadership Manager at Catholic Charities Office for Social Justice of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Marty is particularly drawn to the CSJ mission, their grassroots model of promoting justice through working and task groups, and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates which is deeply rooted in justice and the “profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction.”