Who We Are

Sr. Suzanne Brauer, OP, Dominican Sister of Peace, was born and raised in New Orleans. Sr. Suzanne has served in the ministries of parish catechesis, area catechesis, pastoral ministry, treasurer of her religious congregation, and leadership.

She has a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University (New Orleans) a Master of Science in Administration from Notre Dame and a Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Black Spirituality. She is also trained as a spiritual director.

Sr. Suzanne enjoys working with the computer teacher, Wallace Paletout, to help adult students learn computer skills. “A new part of the world opens up to our students when they become computer literate.”


Sr. Pat Thomas, OP, a native of Newark, OH, is a Dominican Sister of Peace. She holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies with a concentration in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology and has completed course work for a Master of Divinity.

Most recently, Sr. Pat served as a member of the RENEW International Pastoral Services Team as a presenter for numerous Catholic dioceses across the United States, training lay leaders for small Christian Communities. She has served in campus ministry, parish school administration and other educational ministries in New York, Ohio and Connecticut.

“The After School Program lets children finish their homework and get some help,” Sr. Pat says. “They also have time to relax with friends, play on the computers, have a good snack and learn many lessons in peace building.”

She adds, “Summer Camp is another wonderful opportunity. The first Camp Meeting time is often difficult, but the children learn to trust and be honest with their questions and concerns.”

Sr. Ceal Warner, OP, Dominican Sister of Peace, was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Neumann College and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. She is licensed in Louisiana  as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has served in retreat ministry, as a counselor in a methadone clinic, and on the leadership team of her congregation.

Sr. Ceal enjoys doing the detailed work of making reservations at various sites, ordering buses, creating flyers and the paper work for both senior and youth programs.  “It all comes together when I see the happy faces of seniors and children coming in the door and knowing that they are feeling more and more at home here.”