Sherry Nilles

Board Member

Education: St. Joseph’s Grade School, Ashton, Iowa followed by a move to Minnesota and attendance at a country school (!). A move back to Iowa to complete my education at Sheldon High School and State College of Iowa.


  • Bookkeeper for Dr. Arnold Boeve
  • Iowa Farm Business Bookkeeper for 9 years.
  • Substitute teacher for 25 years
  • Development Director for Spalding Catholic Schools for 20 years.
  • Volunteering at our local Catholic School and loving retirement.

Family: Leon and I have been married for 53 years. We have six children, all married and 21 grandchildren.

Catholic Daughters:

1976 Joined Court Our Lady of Perpetual Help #1057 in Ashton, Iowa

  • Court officer in my local court         1994-1998
  • State officer                                       1999-2005
  • National Director                              2010-2012
  • National Officer                                 2012-present

I am an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Lector, a member of the funeral committee and a greeter at our parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Catholic Daughters has provided many opportunities to learn and grow in my faith and helped me make a difference in my life and in the lives of those we serve in His name.