The Precious Blood Spirituality Institute (PBSI) has announced the hiring of its first executive director, Vicky Otto.
Vicky currently serves as the director of Companions (lay associates) for the Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. She will assume her new position on July 1.
“It is an honor to serve as the first executive director of the Precious Blood Spirituality Institute,” Vicky said. “I look forward to working with each of our communities as we promote and share Precious Blood spirituality. I also look forward to our collaborations when opportunities are identified to reach out to our broken and divided world, offering our spirituality’s many gifts, including healing, hope, reconciliation, and renewal.”
A native of Tucson, Vicky has a long history of parochial and pastoral ministry, as well as administration. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fordham University and an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She has been the director of Companions since 2014.
The PBSI is a new partnership of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, and the Sisters of the Precious Blood of Dayton, Ohio. It was formed earlier this year to promote Precious Blood spirituality to the world. The executive director will oversee the administration, programming, and strategic planning of the PBSI, ensuring that it reflects the charisms of the sponsoring congregations.
She will take her place on the PBSI board, which also includes member-representatives of the three congregations.
The provincial councils of the Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces will soon begin a search for a new director of Companions.