JoAnn Streeter Shade has served in a variety of ministry settings for more than 35 years. She has led Salvation Army congregations with an emphasis on the enhancement of connective social service programming, and prior to retirement, she and her husband gave leadership to the development of a new expression of Salvation Army ministry in the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Ashland, Ohio.
She has also ministered at North Coast Family Foundation, a Christian counseling center in Northeast Ohio. She is a weekly newspaper columnist, the contributor to many publications, and is the author of more than a dozen books.
She is married to Larry, and is the mother of three sons. With an M.A. in pastoral counseling and a D.Min. in the Women in Prophetic Leadership track from Ashland Theological Seminary, she combines her academic training with a writer’s eye, a pastor’s heart and a grandmother’s joy as she serves the body of Christ through Gracednotes Ministries, email@example.com.
Imagine entering an art gallery displaying an eclectic collection of renderings of God. A first chamber presents the seeker with illustrations of God in action, while a second is filled with images from nature. Walking further, the visitor sees God as illuminated in the elements, and then discovers that the final chamber is filled with portraits of God in relationship.