Course Facilitator Details

Jo Anne Gassmann Dalhoff

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Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Jo Anne is currently the Pastoral Associate for her home parish in Ames, IA since resigning from her thirteen-year role as the Director of the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Des Moines, IA. She holds Masters degrees in Economics (University of Detroit), Education (Indiana University at South Bend), Systematic Theology (University of Notre Dame), and Masters Certification in Pastoral Ministry with a focus on Adult Religious Education (Loyola University, New Orleans). Jo Anne is married to Randy, the Assistant Director for Information Technologies at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Jo Anne says,"he is my computer expert who keeps me ahead of the game!" They have two children. One married son lives in Ames. The other son is married, lives in the Washington, D.C. area and has 3 children, ages 20, 18 and 11 years of age. Jo Anne loves to go "babysitting," and is equally as happy to return home. Her hobbies include gardening - which is hard to do in Iowa for at least 6 months of the year; so, she also finds time to read a lot - theology books are her favorites - But a good novel now and then adds to her creative imagination.