Sharon A. Coonan is the St. Frances of Rome Pastoral Associate. Sharon shares in the daily pastoral care of the faithful through needs assessment, planning and oversight of parish worship, sacramental needs and the community life of the parish. She is a native to the Louisville area and is an alumna of Assumption High School. Sharon graduated from Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky with a B.A. in Ministry Formation and an A.A. in Human Relations. Following graduation, Sharon has lived and worked throughout the tri state areas of Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri for the last thirty years. Her employment history includes: Director of Faith Formation in Fairview Heights, IL; theology teacher in Alton, IL; procurator advocate in Godfrey, IL and an Illinois area manager for the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.