Rhonda Miska, OP is a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Originally from Middleton, Wisconsin, Sr. Rhonda is currently based in Chicago, Illinois where she serves as a University Minister and Instructor at Dominican University and as a Research Assistant at Catholic Theological Union with Sr. Laurie Brink, OP.
Sr Rhonda holds a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and an undergraduate degree in International Studies and French from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She has also completed coursework at the University of Virginia and the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St Louis, Missouri.
Sr. Rhonda previously served as a Jesuit Volunteer in rural Nicaragua; the Social Justice/Hispanic Minister at the Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville, VA; and as the Community Coordinator of Innisfree Village (a community of adults with intellectual disabilities). In 2014, she embarked on discernment of religious life, leading her to the Sinsinawa Mound in Southwest Wisconsin.
Her past ministries include facilitating Muslim-Christian dialogue, coordinating a shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness, leading re-entry retreats for returned missioners, and accompanying migrant children in federal immigration court. She has also taught workshops on writing as spiritual practice, served in leadership for a congregation-based community organization, and served as adjunct instructor in Religious Studies at Clarke University.
As a member of the worldwide Order of Preachers, Sr. Rhonda seeks to live out the preaching charism of the Dominican family though study, prayer, community, and ministry. She is blessed, challenged and stretched daily through her relationships with brothers and sisters in the Dominican Family, Sisters in Giving Voice, students, colleagues, family and friends.