Mary Ellen Kruger

Mary-Ellen-Kruger.JPGMary Ellen Kruger lives in St. Louis with 4 children and 9 grandchildren. She worked in the insurance industry for 33 years and retired in December of 2009. Mary Ellen’s youngest son, Stephen Hippe, was abused by a priest and a teacher in 1985- 86 while in high school. Both were prosecuted and sentenced to prison. Stephen took his life in 1991.

Mary Ellen became a member of SNAP in 2002 and realized that SNAP was the outlet that she needed in order to help herself heal and, at the same time, help protect children. She has done research on the treatment centers in the St. Louis and surrounding areas where the Catholic Church is housing accused and convicted sex offenders.

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