Sister Joyce Poeschl
Sister Joyce Poeschl, OP is returning to her Wisconsin roots to become a REAL CHEESEHEAD again, leaving sunny and earthquake prone California after nearly thirty years of ministry in the Golden State.
Sister Joyce was born and raised in Oshkosh, the eldest of three daughters. Following study at Edgewood College, Sister spent time teaching 4th Grade in Peoria and Chicago, Illinois, before heading to the Wild West of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Here she enjoyed the wide open spaces, the Rocky Mountains,and the other natural wonders Wyoming has to offer.
Returning to Chicago and Oak Park, IL, she earned a Master's Degree in Education from Concordia University. This program enabled her to spend a summer of study in London, England.
In search of new challenges, Sister Joyce answered a call to ministry in Napa, California. During her early years in CA, Sister obtained a CA Teaching Credential through the Dominican College of San Rafael. Through the years in CA, Sister taught at three different elementary schools, including the Mission School in historic San Juan Capistrano. The mission itself was founded in the late 1700's by the Franciscan priest, recently canonized St. Junipero Serra. She has visited all twenty-one of the CA Missions as part of her preparation to teach 4th Grade CA History.
Besides her experience in London, Sister Joyce has enjoyed travel to Germany several times, including a visit into the Eastern Sector before the removal of the Berlin Wall. This visit was an eye opening experience for her.
Besides traveling, Sister loves to read, especially keeping up with Children's Literature. Another past time is baking, in particular a fruit cake for the holidays which has only natural ingredients. This fruit cake in not a DOOR STOP!
Sister Joyce returns to Wisconsin to root loudly for the Badgers and Packers, (it is hard to do that in 49er and Raider territory!!!), to learn about the state she left years ago, AND to learn again to endure Wisconsin/ Midwest winters! But most important, to become a part of a new Community of God's People.