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Lolita Krebsbach, SNJM

Krebsbach-LolitaLolita, the second child of Raymond and Lucille Krebsbach, was born in Berkeley, California, and lived in Richmond with her loving parents, four sisters and one brother until she was nine. After moving to San Rafael, she began her Catholic school education at St. Raphael, and continued it at Marin Catholic High School where she met the SNJMs. Upon graduating from high school in 1961, Lolita entered the Congregation at Los Gatos.

For more than forty years, Lolita has served in elementary education as teacher and as principal. During some of those years, she was a volunteer chaplain visiting inmates at the Bryant Street Jail in San Francisco. From 1990 until 1996, Lolita was privileged to work with Sisters and staff at Convent of the Holy Names, Los Gatos. Following her ministry there, she returned to teaching predominately English language learners from East Palo Alto at St. Elizabeth Seton School for 17 years. Her current ministry is part time teaching at St. Mary's School in Los Gatos and California School for the Blind in Fremont, California.

The best parts of Lolita's ministries are the people who have touched and enriched her life. She is very grateful to belong to a religious community that stands on the side of the marginalized. Whether it is inmates, English language learners, the materially poor, or the blind, Lolita feels she has received more than she has given.