Whitney Sunwall

What I do: My job as administrative assistant is to help our office run efficiently. It can be keeping records up-to-date, hard or soft copies, ordering and organizing supplies, sometimes even folding newsletters. I want to help where I can so we can better meet the needs of our donors.

My Favorite Part Of My Job: I love the women I work with. They are full of energy and laughter, and they share a love for seeing the Catholic Church flourish through our work here at the Foundation.

What I did: For five years I worked as an accounting clerk for a grain supplier. I loved it. I have lived my entire life in Montana, and while in this position I came to realize I had very little knowledge of an enormous industry going on all around me. It was fun to learn and taught me a lot about the grain market, inventory, and accounting. I was then blessed with the opportunity to stay at home with my two children, and I wouldn’t trade that time for anything in the world. It was wonderful!

Favorite Place In Montana: The highways! I have always found such a peace driving down the road to or from somewhere in this state. The ever-changing scenery of the Montana highways is always captivating!

If I Had To Choose Another Profession: A dream near and dear to my heart would be to own an indoor plant shop and greenhouse. I absolutely adore plants; they are full of character. I find my mind is quiet when my hands are dirty, and I can really enjoy God’s ability to create beauty in the tiny details we sometimes forget to look for.

Fun Personal Fact: The first place I learned to drive was on the edge of the cliffs at the Ulm Pishkun Buffalo Jump. My Grandpa used to take me and my brother and sister up there and let us each have a turn behind the wheel of his tiny truck. No A/C, Grandpa’s radio station on, windows down, and dust in our faces from making quick turns on the dirt road. Let’s just say it may have been his way of teaching us how to pray!

My Favorite Verse: My Grandma led me to memorizing this verse. She used it through so many of the challenges in her life. She always told us that if the Lord commands it of me, then I’d better be standing strong and courageous with Him through it. “This is my command, be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 

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