Joan and her husband, Deacon George, have been members of Saint Catharine Church, Glen Rock, New Jersey for over 30 years. They have been married for 37 years and have 4 children. Joan's passion is working with the elderly.
Joan and George have been involved as a couple with many ministries over the years. They coordinated the Natural Family Planning (NFP) program for the Archdiocese of Newark for three years and taught NFP for 25 years. They enjoyed coordinating the Pre-Cana program for St. Catharine for many years. Joan has been a crisis pregnancy volunteer at Birthright in Maywood for 26 years and currently serves as their treasurer. She has been involved in CYO, women's prayer groups and respect life ministries. One of her favorite ministries is being a Eucharistic minister. The love and support of the other women she has met through her husband's diaconate journey have been a great blessing.