Joni Lundin McNamara is a retired professional Puppeteer (Owner/Director of GEM Puppet Productions/ Ark-AngelPuppets). A graduate of Valparaiso University with a degree in Theology, Joni has worked in various churches as Christian Education Director, Small Group Minister, Director of Youth and Family Ministries, and also as Director of Puppet Ministries. She has always found a way to use her creative "juices" in writing her own puppet programs for both secular and church related venues which now are turning into Bible stories for children. She lives in Casper, WY with her husband, a retired Pastor and presently a Hospital Chaplain. They have two grown children, five "grand-boys" and two cats. There have always been cats!