Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Joann Blomme has been a Racine Dominican for over 50 years. Her ministries have included as an elementary teacher and principal and as new membership director within her community. She has an M.S. degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and recently completed 29 years as a mental health counselor at a rural medical clinic in Tutwiler, Mississippi, which is staffed by local women as well as an intercommunity group of sisters.

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Preaching truth in the Mississippi Delta

Processing my recent 29 years in the Mississippi Delta, I have come to believe that the truth found in the stories of people's lives here, now, today, made my years there some of the best in my life. People's stories invited me to the deep truth about the connection, understanding and bonding which is part of the human heart.