Elizabeth made her perpetual profession on 16th April 1990. She holds a Diploma in Child Work, Social Welfare and Psychology.
She has worked as an Educator and Directress of Programs for children in vulnerable situations, programs for teenagers, and ministry with migrants. Also she has been involved in Parish ministry.
For many years, Elizabeth served as a local leader and province councillor, and was a member of different committees at province level. Her international experience includes an internship in Thailand, English language study in Malaysia, Philippines and the United States and member of the Planning Committee for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Intercontinental Assembly.
In 2014 Elizabeth was appointed as Sector Leader of the Japan Sector for a period of three years. During this period, she led the sisters in Japan through a process of discernment, reflection and discussion, linked with a similar process taking place in the Province of Philippines. The outcome resulted in the Sector of Japan and the Philippines Province officially becoming one, known as the Province of Philippines-Japan. This took place on 24 April 2017, Feastday of St Mary Euphrasia.
During the beginning period of unification, Elizabeth was asked to say in Toyonaka. She needed to continue her role as sector leader due to mandated policy of Japan government for religious organization.
In August 2018, Elizabeth was finally transferred to her new communty in Sendai. She is personally involved in giving values formation with the girls in the welfare home. She attends the board meeting once or twice a month, as needed.
Elizabeth enjoys living within a community marked with cultural diversities, as each one contributes to the enrichment of community living and learns from each other. She tries to live each day the Spirituality of compassion especially in dealing with the lay partners, girls, prisoners and with those she meets. In her experience, it is showing respect for each one’s culture that enables life in community to be a heaven of peace and harmony.
The Philippines-Japan Province Chapter was held from 16-22 March 2020 in Quezon City. The Chapter was impacted by both the Taal Volcano eruption in January and now the COVID-19 pandemic
The Province of Philippines-Japan was established more than 2 years ago. Sr. Elizabeth Yuko Takeda's inspirational reflections show the reality of zeal for mission and love and harmony in community
On April 24, 2017 feast of St. Mary Euphrasia, the Province of Philippines-Japan was established. This is the culmination of some years of discernment, reflection and discussion between the two countries.
Participants from 18 countries across Asia Pacific commit Good Shepherd Asia Pacific to building a new network to combat the trafficking of women and girls
The Congregational Chapter takes place every 6 years. This 30th Chapter was held in the Mother House, Angers France from 7 June – 2 July 2015
Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region