Pastor Joni Powell
Pastor Joni has been a Licensed Staff & Children’s Pastor for over 15 years. With the Oregon/Pacific District the last 7. Many of those years spent in both Church Ministry, and as an Elementary and Junior High School teacher. Her commitment to the area extends to her life as a Christian since she met Jesus just up the road in Grande Rhonde at age 5. She felt the call on her life to Children’s Ministry at the age of 12.
Joni received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from California Baptist University, in Riverside, California. And then returned to Oregon to get her Masters C/I in Mathematics at Concordia University, in Portland. Pastor Joni has her Teaching Credentials for grades Kindergarten through eighth and her ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) qualified in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Not quite done with her education, she is currently taking classes at Nazarene Bible College towards her Ordination.
She has two daughters (Eryn and Emily), four grandchildren, and is married (recently) to DJ! She spends her spare time (what little she may have) playing guitar, singing, painting/drawing, and hiking with her hubby. She’s a sucker for anything Star Wars!