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Joanne Castner

Joanne Castner is a Mercy Associate of the Sisters of Mercy.  She is currently in the second year of Cranaleith’s Spiritual Direction Formation Program.  She earned a BA in English/Education from SUNY Albany, an MS, Ed.S. in Counseling and Student Personnel from SUNY Albany and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Millersville University.  Joanne completed her first clinical year of family therapy studies at Philadelphia Institute of Family Therapy.  She has worked as a family therapist at Catholic Charities and as a school counselor.

Joanne is now retired.  She and husband Tom live in Lancaster, PA.  They have three grown children who currently live nearby with their spouses.  Joanne appreciates the great gift of having her family together in one place!

Events with Joanne Castner

A Visit to the Southern Border: A Report and Reflections (online)
November 2, 2022

In early May 2022, Joanne visited El Paso, TX and Juarez, MX with a group sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the St. Columban Mission for Justice, Peace and Ecology. This immersion trip allowed her to see firsthand what is happening now with immigration at the US-Mexico…