About Me:

Joanna was working at Lockheed Martin, but feeling the tugging of the Holy Spirit on her soul after the 9/11 attack.  In October 2001 the Lord opened the door for ministry at Family Cathedral.  She has worked in many aspects of the ministry at the church, beginning as Kid’s Pastor, daycare & private school director then as the Facilities Manager.  She is full of joy as the Lord has led her into a new season of ministry to her husband, as Pastor Douglas’ wife.   She loves to serve wherever needed at Family Cathedral.  Joanna is called to assist her God-given husband in the Straight-Talk class on Sunday mornings.   


Joanna and Doug have five children: Jonathan & Jodi Firm (twins) are worshippers at Family Cathedral. Seth Herrell is lead guitarist and Worship Leader on Wednesday nights.  Aaron Herrell, drummer for the worship team.  Joshua Herrell is a volunteer IT specialist for our church.  Joanna and Doug find it a great joy to see all of their children involved in the ministry with them

Favorite Scripture:

Psalms 40:2-4

Favorite Book:

God Chasers

Favorite Place to Vacation:

Galveston, Texas

Favorite Place to Eat:

Pappadeaux (cajun restaurant)

iPod Favorites:

"Clap your Hands" and "Maybe I’m Amazed", by Joyride – Brian Duncan


Riding her Honda 3-Wheel Trike with friends, planting flowers, decorating her flowerbeds

Regular Order at Starbucks:

Give her a Keurig Maker with Coffee & Tea Cups, drinking her favorite flavors