On Saturday, February 8, 2014, the Ursulines of the Eastern Province held a Chapter of Elections, at which new administrators are elected for a 3-year term. The election was confirmed by the Prioress General and her council in Rome.
Sister Jane Finnerty was chosen as the Provincial of the Eastern Province, effective May 1, 2014. Councilors elected were Sr. Ann Peterson, Sr. Patricia Russell, Sr. Joan Woodcome, and Sr. Maureen Welch. The term of the Provincial and the Provincial Council is 3 years, renewable for a second term.
The sisters of the Province gathered at the Province Center in New Rochelle. The day included prayer, brief statements by the sisters who had previously been nominated, small-table conversations, and the voting for each position in turn according to custom.
Sr. Jane Finnerty is currently a member of the Provincial Council serving with Sr. Mary Sullivan, outgoing Provincial. Sr. Ann Peterson is also a current member of the Provincial Council. The other three sisters are engaged in a variety of ministries.