BIDDEFORD — The Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Good Shepherd Sisters) have announced that Sister Therese Gauvin, also known as Sister Terry, has been named provincial superior of the American Province.

Sister Terry was born in Biddeford and entered the community in 1966. She graduated from Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. She earned a master’s degree in administration from Boston College in 1992, and also holds a license as an associate social worker.

Sister Terry has ministered at St. Ann’s Home in Methuen, Massachusetts and at St. Andre Home in Biddeford. She has also served as principal of the former St. Joseph School in Biddeford, Sacred Hearts School in Bradford, Massachusetts, and as youth minister at St. John Parish in South Portland. In recent years, Sr. Terry was a campus minister at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts and then the director of faith life at St. Patrick Parish in Pelham, New Hampshire.

Sisters Maureen Egan, Claire Lambert, Annette Nadeau and Joanne Roy have been appointed to the provincial council and will serve with Sister Terry as the leadership team.

The Good Shepherd Sisters are members of a religious community that was founded in 1850 in Quebec City to provide a haven for women coming out of prison. Since that time, the sisters have ministered in the field of education, health care, and social services in Brazil, Haiti, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, as well as in the USA and Canada.