SITE ASSOCIATE MISSIONARY
Joanna was born in Colorado, left there when she was 3, and has been moving around ever since. After graduating university, she moved to the Atlanta area and joined West Ridge Church of Dallas, GA in 2007.
In 2008, Joanna went on a short-term mission trip with West Ridge to Burkina Faso. She returned again in 2009 and a third time in 2010. In 2010 she was asked to return to Burkina for a year-long internship. Her first response was that there was no way she could raise that kind of money, but later realized she shouldn't limit God and stick Him in a box over something like finances. Six months later she moved to Burkina. She was initially supposed to be in Burkina for a year, but has lived in Burkina since January of 2011 and is now a full-time appointed missionary.