Clinical Pastoral Education Faculty

Rev. Joanna Tarr grew up in Arlington, Texas. She is an ordained Cooperative Baptist Fellowship minister. She served on active duty in the United States Navy as a chaplain for 8 years in Norfolk, Virginia and is now a Navy Reserve chaplain. Prior to joining the Navy, she was a youth minister and as a missionary to Russia. She has a B.A. in Social Work from Baylor University; a M.Div. from The Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond, Virginia and a M.S. in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School.  She has been the Palliative Care Chaplain at Saint Luke’s and is a Certified Educator (Supervisor) with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). She is currently the Director of Pastoral Education at Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City.  She loves art; antiques; nature; spending time with her son, daughter and husband, and three dogs in Weatherby Lake.