Jo Ann moved to South Carolina from Ohio as a 5th grader. Jo Ann has had a passion for discipleship since her teenage years, which led her first into church planting and discipleship in Lebanon and Jordan for 11 years as a single woman missionary and more recently in leadership and discipleship ministry with her husband in The Gideons International where Jo Ann has served in local, state and international leadership training. As a librarian, Jo Ann is involved in the leadership of the Association of Christian Librarians as a board member of the Association. In her spare time outside of work and ministry, Jo Ann enjoys reading mystery stories and scrapbooking.
B.A., 1968, Nyack Missionary College; Certificate in Arabic Language, 1972, Beirut College for Women; M.L., 1985, University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science; Missionary and Church Planter, Lebanon and Jordan, 1970-1981; Processor and Cataloger, Columbia Bible College & Seminary, 1981-1984; State Documents Cataloger, South Carolina State Library, 1984-1987; Cataloger and Archivist, CIU, 1988-2001; Library consultant, Mexico, Columbia, SC, Trinidad; Member of Board of Directors, Associaton of Christian Librarians, 2007-2010; President, Association of Christian Librarians, 2010- ; Member of Board of Directors, PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries), 2009- ; Founding member, PAILS (Palmetto Academic Independent Library System); Library Director, 2001-present.