Head shot of Jo-Anne WillmentIn recognition of an exemplary career, dedication to others and service to the St. Paul’s community.

Jo-Anne’s (BA ’78) contributions to the St. Paul’s community began in 1973.  As a first-year resident, she sang and played multiple instruments in several of the very first editions of BlackForest Coffeehouse. She has served on the Board of Governors, was a St. Paul’s Honorary Fellow and an alumni association executive, and she continues to serve as an active volunteer and donor today.

Her life was altered at age 34 when she suffered a stroke. Jo-Anne used the experience as motivation to pursue an Ed.D. Doctorate in Education, and throughout her academic career was highly regarded for her work to remove barriers for others. An expert in distance education and workplace learning, Jo-Anne’s academic career included academic positions with Waterloo and Dalhousie, and tenure at the Werklund School at the University of Calgary.

Recently retired, Jo-Anne is an active member of the Knox United Church choir and the Royal Canadian College of Organists, for which she is co-chairing the national Calgary Organ Festival in July 2018.