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National Treasurer

Sister Henrietta Okoro, HHCJ

Sister Henrietta Okoro, a devout member of the Congregation of Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ). It is with great joy and humility that I share my journey within this cherished religious community. On October 7th, 1989, I made my first religious profession of vows, dedicating my life to the service of God and the mission of our congregation.

As a life member of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ), I am privileged to possess an active voice within our community, holding the invaluable rights to vote and to be voted for. These rights are a testament to the deep trust and collective responsibility we share as a family devoted to the teachings and values of our faith.

In all humility, I embrace my role within the HHCJ family, standing steadfast in my commitment to our shared mission and the spiritual journey we undertake together. My life is a testament to the enduring bonds of faith, service, and devotion that unite us as Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus.

May our continued service be a source of grace and inspiration to all those we encounter on our spiritual path.

My educational journey includes:

I earned my Associate Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree in 2012 from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.

In 2017, I received a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science and Clinical Nurse Leadership from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Nursing Experience:

I have a diverse nursing background, including experience in medical/surgical, geriatric, orthopedic, plastic, oral maxilla and facial, bariatric, and obstetric/oncology nursing.

My current nursing role involves caring for special surgical patients, particularly in obstetrics and oncology.

In addition, I am currently serving as the TMC hospital Fall prevention committee Chairperson.

Service in the Church:

I serve as a Eucharistic minister and are involved in faith formation and homebound ministry within the Church.

The Parish Health Coordinator for the sick and homebound in my local parish.

Additionally, I hold the position of National Treasurer for African Catholics in the United States. I also serve as the Publicity Secretary of Africa Women Religious Conference USA (AWRCUSA) and work with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Pastoral Council as the Representative of the religious in the Diocese.

Leadership Roles: Over the years, I have held various leadership positions, including Vice President of AWRCUSA, Kappa Gamma Pi Regent for the Plains region, and Coordinator of the Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR) Region XII Border Project. I have also chaired the African Eucharistic Congress (ANEC) in 2021 and 2023.

Current Role: I am excited to serve as the National Treasurer for African Catholic Clergy and Women Religious US (ACCCRUS) and are looking forward to collaborating with the board.