Joan and her husband, Jerry, have been married for over 30 years and have three adult children: Jerry, Andy and Melissa; and three grandchildren: Macklin, Murphy and Maura. They are members of Little Flower parish. Joan and her husband grew up in Lafayette, attended St. Lawrence grade school and Central Catholic High Schools respectively.
Joan works at health-care law firm downtown as a legal administrative assistant. Joan learned about SoulCore from her sister-in-law, Lori, who is a teacher at St. Lawrence grade school in Lafayette. After Joan read Colleen’s testimony, she felt called to attend a class since some of Colleen’s journey was similar to her own. After attending a special SoulCore event presented at Scecina Memorial High School (where her children attended during their high school years), Joan inquired about becoming a SoulCore leader. SoulCore has strengthened her Marian devotion, and deepened her faith. Joan has been an active runner and prays the rosary during her runs, so the prayer and exercise element of SoulCore fits her lifestyle. Joan is looking forward to bringing the SoulCore movement to the East Side of Indianapolis.
A FEW OF JOAN’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:
Matthew 7:7; Matthew 7:12; John 19:26-27
Gretchen and her husband, Paul, have been happily married for 10 years. Gretchen is the mother of Jack, Madelyn and George. Gretchen and her family are members of St. Pius X parish. Gretchen grew up in Indianapolis, attended St. Luke Catholic School, Cathedral High School and graduated from Butler University with a B.A. in Journalism.
Gretchen works at Cathedral High School as an assistant director for enrollment management and was first introduced to SoulCore when two students asked her to help them bring SoulCore to campus as a club offering. Gretchen immediately wanted to learn more and attended her first class and signed up for the leadership retreat. SoulCore has helped Gretchen renew her devotion to Mary, and deepen her faith and relationship with Christ. She has always been active and enjoys running and strength training. Gretchen is passionate about nutrition and overall health and wellness. Combining prayer with exercise has been a faithful experience and a powerful spiritual journey that she is looking forward to sharing with others.
A FEW OF GRETCHEN’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:
Romans 8:26-28; Revelation 12:1; Luke 6:29-31