Joan Floren is a “walking ambassador” for Interfaith Outreach, building awareness of our purpose and vision as she interacts with people throughout the Wayzata community. Her interest in Interfaith Outreach started around 1992 through her church, St. Philip the Deacon. The depth of Joan’s positive energy and diverse talents was evident and Joan graciously took on a new role of Interfaith Outreach board member.
In addition to assisting the board with its strategic and financial responsibilities, Joan uses her creativity, leadership and planning skills to make many Interfaith Outreach events extremely successful. Her favorite projects include co-chairing the Plant Sale for many years and organizing “Exciting Experiences” at our biennial Spread Your Wings Gala. Joan’s love of cooking has made several of these experiences deliciously memorable! Highlights include preparing succulent Greek dishes for the “Belly Dancing Party” experience and creating a beautiful “Downton Abbey High Tea” complete with scones, finger sandwiches, manners and lace.
Gardening is another of Joan’s passions – every year her gardens burst with a variety of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. She grows 20 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and 30 varieties of dahlias!
Thank you, Joan. The depth and richness of your life experiences have touched Interfaith Outreach in many ways.