Meet Sister Sharon Derivan, OSF
Belvedere, IL and Port Clinton, OH
Sister taught middle school from 1969-1980 in OH and MI, then served as a principal until 1984. She returned to school to study law. After graduating from Catholic University in 1987 and completing some additional studies in 1988, Sister served as a researcher , Sister served as a researcher and Legal Assistant in the D.C. area. Since 1989, Sister has ministered as Career Law Clerk at the U.S. District Court in Akron, OH and served in Congregational Leadership from 2012-2021.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. Ð Max Ehrmann
“I had great nuns,” Sister says, ticking off Sisters Kenneth, Victoria, Madeleva and Gwendolin as proof. Her mother taught at the same school, giving Sister the opportunity to grow up “seeing the Sisters as people.” Since entering the convent in 8th grade, Sister has embraced her path as a Sylvania Franciscan and watches it unfold with gentle delight.