Donna Mitchell serves as Chair for Welcome, and the “Walk Beside Me” Program Coordinator. Donna was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and attended The Cecilian Academy High School and Johnson & Wales University. She is a former Associate in Mercy and the founding leader of a young adult group in the Roman Catholic parish of St. Raymond of Penafort, The S.T.R.A.Y.S. (St. Raymond Adult YouthS). She is the proud mother of an adult son and works as a Training Specialist for a leading non-profit software company, DonorPerfect by SofterWare, Inc. in Horsham, PA.
“Finding Saint Miriam was one the greatest blessings of my life. We came on a Palm Sunday after looking for a new church. The welcome we received and the genuine loving warmth of the Pastor and parishioners confirmed that we were home!”
Our ministry is to ensure that the new friends who come to Saint Miriam feel the same warmth and care that I received upon visiting and subsequently joining. Our mission will be to show people that God’s love is not prejudiced or judgmental; rather, we all are worthy of and are responsible for sharing God’s love, mercy and Spirit everywhere we go to all whom we encounter. We desire to share Saint Miriam’s history, mission, and Franciscan charism “beside” a mentor, and to open our arms and our hearts to all who seek to walk this journey to heaven with us. You’ll also find Donna in the Saint Miriam Café volunteering with Mama Lorraine…and by the way…that’s Donna’s Mama!