St. Joseph Home

Pillars In Action: Servant Leadership


November is a month of Thanksgiving….and the St. Joseph Home Community has so many wonderful things to be thankful for.  In fact, the list would stretch miles long when you sit and count the many blessings.  The day to day normal at St. Joseph Home is what I am most thankful for; it is the Plant Operations guy who helps our residents onto the busses in the morning, the Direct Support Professional that is seen vacuuming the hallways, the nurse mopping floors, the person from HR helping people get back to their cottage when they get home from school or their day program.  The thankful normal at St. Joseph Home is the wonderful and outstanding team members that love, care and advocate for those that live at St. Joseph Home.  The thankful normal is also every team member that goes out of their way to make their co-workers life a little brighter; a smile or friendly hello, offering a helping hand, taking the time to simply ask someone how their day is going.  All of these things are a true testament to Servant Leadership in action.

Robert Greenleaf asked “Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?” This profound thought is the essence of Servant Leadership.  It is also the pillar in which St. Joseph Home strives to perfect in every interaction.  St. Joseph Home has more than 220 team members that create and serve with purpose.  This purpose is to foster the relationships with those living and participating in St. Joseph Home programs, to help each team member embrace their role within the community and to thrive in that role.

Tricia Vonderahe, CFO