MKS - Supporting Organization

MKS - A Supporting Organization

MKS – Midwest Kindred Spirits

Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and Wisconsin

Midwest Kindred Spirits is an inter-congregational network of leaders of Associates who assist and challenge each other for growth and development of the associate movement. The group began in March 1988 when four sisters from the Milwaukee Archdiocese met to brainstorm about associate relationships in their communities. A statewide meeting of Associate Directors was the result of that session, bringing together 18 participants from 13 religious congregations. From the start these women were serious about maintaining a strong support system. In 1996 the name of the group changed to Kindred Spirits and again in 1999 to Midwest Kindred Spirits, better reflecting the geographic diversity of a growing membership. Midwest Kindred Spirits continues to meet bi-annually for networking and support.

Mission Statement of Midwest Kindred Spirits

Midwest Kindred Spirits is an inter-congregational gathering
of Associate and Assistant Directors
who assist and challenge each other for growth and development
of the associate movement.

NACAR Board Member Liaison – Jeanne Connolly