My name is Theresa Jasko and I am currently the President of Leonie’s Longing. I studied Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Michigan and I currently work in the private sector. My previous jobs have included working in film as a Production Manager, doing constituent relations for a State Senator, helping manage the office of a web hosting company and being a cashier at a thrift store. I spent quite awhile discerning religious life and I entered a community for a time. Transitioning back to lay life was very difficult for me and I looked everywhere for resources and support. As I prayed and asked God to help me during this time, I came to realize that He was asking me to help others who were experiencing the same situation. Thus Leonie’s Longing was born. I pray that you find it helpful.
Vice President and Secretary
I arrived at Leonie’s Longing in 2014, a bit over a year after it began: at the time that the founding Board members were getting this ministry off the ground, I was still in the early days of postulancy and committed to becoming a holy nun. (Sadly, I didn’t become either holy, or a nun!)
Reading the posts at Leonie’s Longing by others who had been in religious life made a great difference to me, and I knew immediately that I wanted to get involved. After a long tenure as content manager for the Leonie’s Longing blog, I handed the role over to Cate in early 2022. It’s been a great pleasure and privilege to work directly with so many women (and men!) who have been in religious life, and although I’m now in a more background-y administrative post, I’m definitely still around, and I hope our apostolate will give you the same sense of companionship and consolation that it has always given me!
Rob is an American who has lived most of his life in Michigan.
He was awarded M.S. Mathematics from Michigan State University in 2001 and is currently working in the insurance industry as an Actuarial Analyst.
Because of his incredible trustworthiness and heroic ability with spreadsheets he was asked to be our Treasurer and kindly accepted.
Rob enjoys reading the works of St. Alphonsus Liguori and aspires to true devotion to Our Lady.