- Pastor of Worship and Arts
- 1-250-592-2418 ext 227
If it had been up to Joan’s grade 1 piano teacher, she would never have become a musician, but fortunately the flute caught her breath at the age of 12 and God has kept that breath flowing through her music since then. Joan grew up in Victoria and breezed through her BMUS at UVic as a wind player, and then blew all over the country – Toronto, Kitchener, Edmonton, and right off the other side to Germany as she studied and taught music. The wind changed direction a few times and carried her into a Masters of Choral Conducting in Bellingham and a Masters of Pastoral Counseling in Alberta. In 2006 the whirlwind set her back down in Victoria where she has been breathing ocean air and making music as Pastor of Worship Arts at Emmanuel Baptist Church. In addition to making music, Joan enjoys making pottery, writing poetry, and kayaking in her beloved ocean.