Joanne Krupp is the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Harold K. Sheets, a General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Although there was never a time when she didn't love Jesus, she dates her conversion to when she was twelve years of age.
She attended Marion College, Marion, Indiana, for two years and graduated from Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies (Elementary Education).
She was the wife of Gerald Brannon, a Wesleyan Methodist pastor, until his death in 1959. A son, Gerry, was born to her two months after Gerald's death. Gerry is a Senior Consultant with Design International, advising struggling churches. He and his wife, Wenda, have three children and live in Wisconsin.
She was married to Nate Krupp in 1961. A daughter, Beth, was born in 1962. Beth and her husband, Greg, have three children. They live in Hawaii where they are involved in business and ministry.
Joanne has had a Bible teaching and discipling ministry with women since 1971, ministering in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Pacific. Her book, Woman, God’s Plan, not Man’s Tradition has been used around the world. She and her husband, Nate, reside in Salem, Oregon.