Joan and her husband, Joe, moved to the Temecula Valley and joined the Gateway Church of the Nazarene in 2005. She grew up in a parsonage and accepted Christ into her life at a very early age. Joan has lead Bible Studies both at church and in the workplace. Her passion is teaching all ages about God. She worked in the aerospace industry for 23 years in Human Resources. When she retired she went to work for the Los Angeles District Office for the Church of the Nazarene and worked there until they moved to Wildomar.