Staff Directory

Joni Hanna
Worship, Music, & Arts Assistant - Invitation & Hospitality Assistant
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Joni began serving as the Formation & Music Assistant at Ardmore Baptist Church on April 27, 2015.

Born in Denver, CO, Joni’s early years were spent moving around the United States as a military brat (her Dad was in the Air Force for 20 years). After her Dad retired in 1968, Joni and her family moved to Winston-Salem, so she considers this area her home. She attended Salem College for two years and then transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music. She is currently pianist at Clemmons First Baptist Church and participates in as many musical activities as time allows. Her passions are accompanying and a cappella singing, whether solo or ensemble.

Joni is single, has one sister, a niece, nephew and three great nieces who she loves spending time with. Joni is also mother to Darcy, her golden retriever, who brings her joy every day.

From Joni:

As you can probably guess, I love music and one of my favorite questions to ask people is: “if God said you would be stranded on a desert island for a month and could only take one CD, what would it be”? Although I love almost all music, my choice would be “The Very Best of Jerry Butler.” Butler is a soulful Motown singer (famous for “For Your Precious Love”) I have seen in concert three times. His voice stirs my soul.

My favorite book is “When God Winks,” by Squire Rushnell. The author calls the coincidences in our lives "God winks" – God’s way of assuring us we are on the right path and that He is present with us. I was baptized at Ardmore Baptist Church in the early 70’s by Rev. Harold Shirley and find it amazing that 40+ years later, I have been given the opportunity to work here. This is a "God wink" to me!

Quirky things about me: I love to shag dance and just recently began making greeting cards. I have sold cards to people in the United States as well as France, Australia, and Canada. I am not an artist by any means, but I find it fun and relaxing to make cards.

I look forward to getting to know the Ardmore congregation and am so grateful to be here.