Joan Williams has been a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish for two years and serves as a lector and a Eucharistic Minister. She is a certified Spiritual Director through Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, Lino Lakes, MN. In addition, Joan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grand Valley State University in Advertising and Public Relations and a Master of Arts degree from Lewis University in School Counseling. After 28 years, she retired from Lewis University in 2020 where she served as the Director of Advising and Licensure Officer in the College of Education. She previously served as Religious Education Coordinator at two parishes in Michigan and at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Plainfield.
Joan completed the Buttimer Institute for Lasallian Studies through the De La Salle Christian Brothers. She is a member of the Board of Directors at LaSalle Manor in Plano, IL as well as a member of La Sallian Companions. She serves as the chairperson of the Companions’ Busy Persons Retreat Committee.
Joan and her husband Dennis have two adult daughters: Erin (James) Lightbody and Sarah (Mark) Moore. They have been blessed with four grandchildren (Hailey, Calvin, Brayden and Elijah).