Columban Sisters name director of mission advancement

SILVER CREEK – Columban Sisters, along with St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home of Silver Creek, named Mary K. Hosler as their new director of mission advancement.

Hosler brings 27 years of progressive leadership, strategic business management, staff development, retail banking and wealth management experience to the Columban Sisters and St. Columban’s on the Lake, as well as over 10 years of missionary experience serving in Uganda, Africa.

A native of Angola, Hosler started her distinguished career with Evans Bank over 27 years ago. She moved up the corporate ladder to hold many positions of responsibility and eventually held the positions of vice president, regional manager and wealth management sales leader. Hosler has been successful at every level of her business career.

She has been recognized often for her outstanding leadership and her consistent delivery of customer satisfaction, which has earned her several awards for excellence.

Her latest one was received from the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council and Buffalo Alliance for Education for her “Commitment to Education”, which was due to her support and dedication to the Lake Shore Business and Finance Academy, which she helped bring into realization.

In her position with the Columban Sisters’ and St. Columban’s on the Lake, Hosler will be responsible for raising awareness of the Sister’s worldwide mission efforts through the development of high-level strategic initiatives, staff development and organizational leadership.

The Columban Sisters are in 11 countries serving the poor, building peace, caring for the elderly and restoring the dignity of women and children. The Columban Sisters are known locally for their assisted living facility St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home, located along Lake Erie in Silver Creek.

Hosler was drawn to this position because of her ongoing mission work through Christian Alliance for over 10 years, traveling to Africa and raising awareness and funding for various projects that will create self-sustainabilities in villages in Uganda.

In addition to Hosler’s position with the Columban Sisters and St. Columban’s on the Lake as the director of mission advancement, Hosler will work as a wealth specialist with Sandhill Investment Management in Buffalo, serving as vice president of business development.

Hosler is also a very active member of her own community and serves as the Advisory Board chairperson for the Lake Shore Business and Finance Academy, newly elected board member for the Character Council of WNY, Director for Christian Alliance The Giving Tree and serves on the Planning Board for the town of Evans as well as the Evans Township Lions Club.

Hosler and her husband, Bill, reside in Angola and have two grown children, Ryan and Katherine.