Listen to My Life Facilitator
oneLifeMaps, LLC Director of Facilitation
Joan’s mission is to help people “connect the dots” on their spiritual journey. She does this by creatively facilitating connections between people, words, ideas and designs, in order to encourage people to grow deeper in Christ and deeper in community.
Joan and her husband have been member of Willow Creek Community Church for 20 years. Her passion for connection and community is lived out in her neighborhood where she and her husband serve as Community Leaders in the Palatine, IL area. She has been involved for many years in Women’s Ministry as small group leader, coach and teaching classes on parenting, life story, mentoring and good stewardship. Joan created her own consulting business, William Hugh & Associates, Inc. In 1994. Her client assignments have focused on helping her clients make their businesses and processes more effective. She has assisted in setting up and running an experiential testing lab utilizing real customers and staff members, proposal development, and design testing and analysis.
Joan earned her degree in General Engineering from University of Illinois. She worked for many years as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting prior to having children and starting her own business.
Joan’s passion for family and community is lived out with her husband, John and their children – Megan, Drew Mitchell and always Will. Reading, walking and family games are a few of the activities she enjoys with her husband and children.
Posts by Joan Kelley
by Julie Thomas, oneLifemaps Facilitator “Our challenge is to unmask the divine in the natural and name the presence of God in our lives.” This quote from David Benner’s book, The Gift of Being Yourself, is also an opening quote in the ‘Reviewing My Days’ map instructions. But what does it mean? This spring I [...]
By Bonnie Ferris, oneLifemaps Facilitator Being shy is like being in a prison. Although I don’t know what it’s like to be in a physical prison, I do know what it’s like to be locked up inside. Recently, my husband asked me to attend a dinner for a roller blading club where he belongs. He [...]
by Dr. Anita Schamber, oneLifemaps Facilitator As an infant, my parents presented me for baptism with a sprinkling with water as a matter of family tradition. Because I was not raised by Christ-following parents, this dedication became an important part of my childhood story, as I continued to hunger for God over my childhood and [...]
by Dick Towner, Co-Director of The Springs Retreat Center My friend Dick Towner told me this story a while ago about a man who came to visit Sibyl and he at The Springs Retreat Center they started in 2011 in their hometown of Oldenburg, IN. The man came to sell some windows and left with [...]
by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. [...]
Photo by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story Questions to Ponder: Do you feel you are speeding down the highway of life? Take the next exit and enjoy some time at [...]
by Susan Krause, a Listen To My Life Participant Listen to My Life was the instrument God used to bring me out of a deep, dark hole I found myself in three years ago. I had convinced myself that my life was basically over. I had lost all the things that meant the most to [...]
by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator Everything and emptiness…somehow in God’s kingdom they are related. In this human world we strive and grasp for everything we want and need and end up with emptiness. In God’s kingdom we are called to emptiness and somehow he gives us everything we need. As [...]
by Jeanne Stoner, a Listen To My Life Participant In November 2009, I retired from a 30 year professional career to become a caregiver for my chronically ill, disabled daughter. Her young life had been full with great friends and travel soccer. When she was a freshman in high school, she was diagnosed with Postural [...]
by Kim Nielsen, oneLifemaps Facilitator The Lenten season is a time of returning to the Lord. We create space to seek God and cultivate our relationship in a more intentional way. For my training in spiritual transformation and direction, the focus this quarter is on discernment. Discernment is simply the process of becoming more aware [...]