Sister Michaela Bank was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1943. She entered the Medical Mission Sisters in 1966. After studying economics, she became our General Treasurer and served in this capacity from 1974-1985. In 1986 she began a special ministry in Germany working with young people. After the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, she and our Sister Angelika Kollacks started a counseling center in Marzham-Hellersdorf, a low-income area of Berlin, in response to the tremendous needs they experienced among women of the former “East Germany.” As therapists, they accompany women of all ages through crisis and difficult situations. Sister Michaela continues her involvement in finance as our District Treasurer of Germany. She also serves as a member of the commission for women for the Bishops Conference where she works for equal rights in the Church.