Sister Terrence attended the Little Company of Mary School of Nursing and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Louis University in 1958. While working at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Illinois, she was the supervisor of three units and established surgical and cardiac intensive care units.
Sister Terrence arrived at Little Company of Mary Hospital Torrance in 1966 and held a variety of posts, including Assistant Administrator, Director of Nursing and Director of Human Resources.
In 1980, she returned to the South Bay when she was appointed as Superior of the Little Company of Mary Convent in Torrance. Sister Terrence has served as Provincial Councilor twice in her career and been on the Foundation Board since 1982. She also serves on the Community Ministry Board.