Sr. Terry Maksym, a Maryknoll nun, had been working in Mexico with the Maya Indians since the 1970’s. She had come to know and love the people there, in carrying out her mission. Her warm personality made her a beloved person in the villages, while at the same time she was not afraid to take on tough challenges head-on and work to change things for the better.
Sr. Terry continued her work with the Maya and with Fr. Bill, until her retirement in 2010.
A strong local leadership team
has evolved to carry forward the important work of Maya Indian Missions.
These team members are from Merida or the villages we serve and have established their ability to leverage their local experience to reach out and continue serving the people in the pueblos. Fr. Bill continues to oversee and support this team.
A board of directors
in the United States oversees Maya Indian Missions to ensure the long term health of the organization and that it is able to continue service aligned with its mission.
This includes communication and visits with the local leadership team in Mexico. A local board is present in Mexico for ensuring the local requirements are met.
Maya Mission supporters
in the U.S. continue to play a vital role in supporting this important work.
Periodic updates are shared via email and printed newsletters, in addition to social media posts. There continue to be parish mission appeals by Fr. Bill or others in the U.S. to continue this connection with supporters and the conversion of people and attitudes toward the poor, the rejected, and the immigrants who are in our midst.