With Sr. Joyce Lowrey as her mentor, Joan became an associate in 2017. She is a member of Holy Cross parish in Fairview. She attends daily mass at the CLC and has come to know many of the sisters. She has been a member of a faith-sharing group for more than 10 years.
Joan has worked extensively in the health and wellness fields and was the health and fitness coordinator at the YWCA for many years. She also worked in the cardiac rehab at Saint Vincent Hospital. Now retired, Joan teaches fitness classes to seniors at Fitness U. and, in September, she will begin “Gentle Exercises” for the sisters at the CLC.
Joan enjoys hiking, biking, walking, traveling and learning, especially in the areas of religion and history.
In 2014, Joan was among a group from Erie who traveled to Spain to complete the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James. Joan is among four SSJ associates who have walked the Camino.
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