Work Hard, Play Hard

Pastoral Care by Week, Football Superfan by Weekend!
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:38pm

Our Director of Pastoral Care may spend her weekdays comforting and supporting patients, families and employees, but on the weekend she has another passion – football!

A season ticket holder of 20 years, you can find her every home-game Sunday tailgating in the lots outside the stadium. However, it hasn’t always been this way. Dr. Lenegan is a self-admitted football convert. In fact, she didn’t even like football until a Catholic priest introduced the sport to her! She recalls with fondness that her first games involved sitting in the car with a can of chips, but now she arrives at 8 a.m. and even recently bought a fancy new grill with her niece.

Dr. Lenegan is passionate about the importance of relaxation and work-life balance. She explains that rituals, whether religious or secular, have an important place in human society. Coming together over a shared goal or shared outlook can lead to bonds and emotions that help develop a fulfilled life.