.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Features

Zodee Trier/For the Chronicle
With presiding minister the Rev. James Grasser Jr., the Rev. Joan E. Holden offers up the sign of “peace be with you all” at the Sunday, Aug. 30, service at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Crystal River, as the Rev. Anna Figueiro looks on.

CRYSTAL RIVER — Three or so years ago, the Rev. Joanie Holden was just Joanie.

An office manager in a busy medical office in Panama City for 20-plus years, wife of a career Navy man, she dreamed of retirement with her husband, the two of them fishing together in Panama City, just reeling in the bass.

But God had other plans.

...Advertisement...