Lay Administrator Named for Maria Stein Shrine

DAYTON — The Sisters of the Precious Blood have named Donald C. Rosenbeck as administrator of the congregation’s Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics in Maria Stein, Ohio.

Rosenbeck began in the new position on June 28. He succeeds Precious Blood Sister Barbara Ann Hoying, who has been director of the shrine since 1997.

Sister Florence Seifert, president of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, said that a search committee tapped Rosenbeck for the post from among several highly qualified candidates.

A native of St. Henry, Ohio, Rosenbeck graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in business. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Dayton.

Rosenbeck previously served as business manager at the Maria Stein Center from 1983 to 1988. More recently, for 11 years he was director of logistics and corporate planner at Motoman, Inc./Yaskawa in Troy, Ohio. Don brings with him over 25 years of broad-based experience in management, accounting and finance.

For the past two years, a 13-member Maria Stein Futures Committee, convened by the congregation’s leadership, gathered information and looked at ways to help lead this historic place of “peace, prayer and hospitality” into a viable and healthy future.

Rosenbeck lives in Jackson Center with his wife, Mary. They are members of St. Lawrence Parish in Rhine, where Don serves on the finance committee and is a Eucharistic minister, teaches in the catechetical program and is a member of the choir. Both Don and Mary are active members of the Audubon Society and have served on the local and state levels. Don has organized environmental education programs for over 15 years for the local Audubon chapter.

In addition to his previous years of employment with the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Don has another connection with the Precious Blood family: His uncle, Brother Dennis Rumschlag, and great-uncle, Brother Fritz Heiman, were both Precious Blood brothers stationed at St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena.
 
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