Joanne Crandall-Bear was born in Los Angeles and moved with her family to Carmichael at a young age. She attended Our Lady of the Assumption grade school and El Camino High School, graduated from UC Davis and received her teaching credential at CSUS.
Joanne’s spiritual journey led her through the Roman Catholic Church and various denominations. In 2006 Joanne found Good Shepherd Parish and has been a member ever since. Joanne is a member of the Ecumenical Order of Saints Francis and Clare. She and her husband, Dale, have two grown sons and two grandchildren.