Margarita Solis-Deal

Director of Dominican Center at Marywood

Margarita Solis-Deal has served as director of Dominican Center at Marywood since May 2015.  She is daily inspired by the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids and is blessed by the the village that contributes to advancing the mission of Dominican Center.  She remains spiritually hopeful and is grounded in her belief in a loving God that surpasses all understanding.

Education
Master of Science in Social Administration
Case Western Reserve University: Cleveland, Ohio Major: Social Work
Bachelor of Arts
The University of Akron: Akron, Ohio: Major: Social Work
Associate of Arts
Lorain County Community College: Elyria, Ohio

Career Positions
Dominican Center at Marywood, Director: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Growing Hope, Program Director: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Faith in Practice, InCountry Director:  Antigua Guatemala
Catholic Charities Refugee and Resettlement Office Administrator: West Palm Beach, Florida
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry: Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana University/Bradford Woods, General Manager and Associate Instructor, Martinsville, Indiana

Ministries
Reflection writer for Saint Monica Daily Reflections

Spiritual Inspirations
Dorothy Day and Oscar Romero

Transformative Experience
Journeying and caring for her mother while Alzheimer's slowly overshadowed her mind and memories; yet, could never take her spirit.

Life Giving Practices
Early morning prayers with a good cup of coffee, photographing beauty, walks that feel like workouts, and leaning on Daryl Deal's  shoulder.

Gift Celebrates Daily
Being born a child of God and her Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage.

Currently Reading
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela edited by Sahm Venter

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