A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Sister Rita Yeasted, SFCC, Ph.D., is the English Department Chair at La Roche College. With her gifts of detail–perfection, patience, and avid research skills, she has dedicated 17 years to commemorating the life of a great man by writing “JON: John Oliver Nelson and the Movement for Power in the Church.”
Rita Yeasted donates all profits from “JON: John Oliver Nelson and the Movement for Power in the Church.” to Kirkridge Retreat Center, with which she has been affiliated since 1976. For this reason, the marketing of this book relies heavily on the promotion by those who appreciate it.
She is a Roman Catholic member of the Ecumenical Sisters for Christian Community. She also donates to many charitable causes other than Kirkridge, and serves God with the compassion for others that she carries within herself throughout her daily life. “People often say they don’t watch the news because it upsets them, but I watch the news so that I know what to pray for,” she once said.