- Birth Name: Joan Marie
- Current Name: Joan Marie
- Religious Name: Mary Carmella
- Last Name: Brandner
- Mother's Name: Agnes (Weisbeck) Brandner
- Father's Name: Paul Brandner
- Hometown: Herried, SD
- Entry Date: February 1, 1956
Notre Dame High School, Mitchell, SD
1958 - Presentation Junior College, Aberdeen, SD - Associate Teaching Degree
1971 - Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
1975 - St. Mary’s College, Winona, MN - Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies
Beyond 1975 - Post Graduate studies in Israel, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, St. Louis University, University of Seattle and numerous short term studies at numerous universities.
After earning an Associate Teaching Degree at Presentation Junior College, Aberdeen, SD, Sister Joan Marie taught middle school and junior high students at parish schools in Sioux Falls, Milbank, Mitchell and Madison, SD for 18 years. During the summers, she taught catechism in numerous rural parishes and completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education at Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD.
Sister Joan Marie served in pastoral ministry St. Mary Parish, Willmar, MN for five years. She was Vocation Director, Leadership Council Member and Director of Cojourner Program, and served in campus ministry at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD for 20 years. In 1989, Sister became a Personality and Human Relationships (PRH) educator, and has traveled to Israel, Sinai, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Thailand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada preparing others to become PRH educators.
Currently Sister Joan Marie serves as PRH Formation Director, and is teaching at Presentation College.
1958-1959 - St. Mary, Sioux Falls, SD - Sixth Grade
1960-1964 - St. Lawrence, Milbank, SD - Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Grade
1965-1966 - Holy Family, Mitchell, SD - Seventh and Eighth Grade
1967-1971 - St. Thomas, Madison, SD - Seventh and Eighth Grade and CCD Coordinator
1971-1976 - St. Mary, Sioux Falls, SD - Sixth Grade
1976-1981 - St. Mary Parish, Willmar, MN - Pastoral Associate
1981-1988 - Presentation Heights, Aberdeen, SD - Vocation Director, Leadership Council and Cojourner
1989-2009 - South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD - Campus Ministry and PRH Growth Educator
2009-2013 - Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, SD - Community Formation Director and PRH Formation Director
2013-Present - Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD - Teacher
2015-2018 - Volunteer in parishes in Watertown, SD
2015-2018 - Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD - Spiritual Accompanist