Pastor Joanne has been an ELCA Pastor since 1992 and has served churches in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Hudson and Fall Creek, Wisconsin. She has recently moved to St Paul to begin a traveling service program – in April she accompanied her first “serving” team to Pine Ridge Reservation in western South Dakota. She is now in the process of retiring and looks forward to pastoral work while she also plans future serving adventures. Joanne grew up in Fridley, north of the Twin Cities, and is glad to be back. She has two children – Katherine (22) and Christopher (19) who are working and living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.