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Minister

Joy Ann Baumgartner, American minister. Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ. Second Congressional Church scholar, 1986; fellow Chicago Theological Seminary, 1985-1987. Chaplain Y's Men, Grand Rapids, 1989-1991; board directors Ministers' Pension Fund, since 1989; member pastoral advisory committee Bensenville Home Society, since 1991. Member National Association of Female Executives, Professor Association Clergy.

Background

Baumgartner, Joy Ann was born on October 28, 1946 in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Daughter of James Walter Senior and Berniece Helen (Sester) Rakowski.

Education

Associate of Arts with high honors, Elgin Community College, 1984. Master of Divinity with high honors, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1987.

Career

Administrator, First Congressional Church, Elgin, 1974-1981;administrator assistant, Illinois Employee Benefits, Geneva, 1981-1983;pastor, Woodside Congressional Church, Rockford, Illinois, 1983-1989;associate pastor, First Park Congressional Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1989-1991;senior pastor, Yorkville (Illinois) Congressional Church, since 1991. Professor continuing education Rock Valley College, Rockford, 1987-1990. Consultant Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry, 1987-1990.

Role play facilitator Second Congressional Church, Rockford, 1983-1990. Board directors Church and Ministry Committee, Grand Rapids, 1991.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ.

Membership

Chaplain Y's Men, Grand Rapids, 1989-1991. Board directors Ministers' Pension Fund, since 1989. Member pastoral advisory committee Bensenville Home Society, since 1991.

Member National Association of Female Executives, Professor Association Clergy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, theater, symphony, swimming, neuro-linguistics.

Connections

Married Robert D. Baumgartner Senior, February 12, 1965 (divorced March 1978). Children: Robert, Heidi.

father:
James Walter Senior Rakowski

mother:
Berniece Helen (Sester) Rakowski

spouse:
Robert D. Baumgartner Senior

child:
Robert Baumgartner

child:
Heidi Baumgartner