My name is Joann Koopmann. My husband is Deacon Jerry and we have three grown married children, Wade, Renee and Karla. We have 8 grandchildren. Jerry and I owned and operated a dairy farm with his brother Tom and wife Helen for 40 years. We retired from farming and bought a house in Epworth. I enjoy reading, gardening, walking and just being with family.
I received a BA in English from Mount Mercy College, but got married and raised a family shortly after graduation. I volunteered as the Bookkeeper at St. John Placid for approximately 20 years. After Jerry was ordained as a deacon in 1997, I enrolled in the Loras College Graduate Program and received a Masters Degree in Religious Studies in 2002. I worked for two years as a Pastoral Associate at St. John Independence before coming to the St. Elizabeth Pastorate as part time RCIA Coordinator. Presently I work as RCIA Coordinator, Adult Education, and MSP Coordinator for the pastorate. I am happy and proud to be a part of all the wonderful things happening in the St. Elizabeth Pastorate.