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Rev. JoAnne Pounds is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection (Pastor) in the United Methodist Church currently serving two small congregations in rural northeast Louisiana: Mer Rouge and Memorial United Methodist Churches as well as coordinator of the Morehouse Parish (County) Ministerial Alliance. She understands her primary calling is to function as a “tendon” or “ligament” in the Body of Christ (see Ephesians 4:15) — connecting people and organizations in unexpected ways in order to empower the church universal. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), and Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, AR). Some of her favorite pastimes are spoiling her nephews and niece, pampering her cats, painting, and square-dancing (pre-pandemic).