Joanne Stehura

Joanne Stehura

Joanne Stehura

Community Pastor

I am originally from Sheffield Village, Ohio - about 20 minutes west of Cleveland. I have been married almost 35 years and have 4 grown sons.  I am a retired nurse who previously worked in Maternity/Labor and Delivery, Employee Health, and Diabetes Education.  I am currently self-employed as a Massage Therapist.  I started with BLOC in October of 2014

I realized a need for women in our Weightless Anchor program to be visited when they were in jail.  It was a prime time to visit them, when they were sober, clean, and not distracted.  I saw the opportunity to speak to them about matters of faith and to introduce thoughts on how their lives could change, if they wanted something different than their previous experiences.  I also partner with Lisa Jones  in BLOC's Girls Wanted program.

I love visiting women in prison and giving them hope that they can live fully the life that God has purposed and planned for them - a life of wholeness, healing, and freedom from addiction. In working with the younger teenage girls, I want them to know that they are known, seen, and loved, and that God has a plan for each of their lives.  My vision is that my life could have a lifelong impact on the girls and women that I serve and volunteer with daily. 

"Casting all your anxiety on Him because it matters to Him concerning you." - I Peter 5:7  

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