Jeannene Bowman Lehmann

Profile Updated: August 20, 2017
Residing In: Wesley Chapel, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Paul Lehmann
Occupation: Teacher/Missionary
Children: Susan, born 1966
Paul Eric, born 1968
Karen, born 1976
Yes! Attending Reunion

Graduated from Malone College, Canton, OH 1962 with a degree in Elementary Ed. Taught 1 year in Canton. Got married to Paul 1963. Went to Nyack, Ny taught for 3 years, while Paul finished college and grad school. We pastored a church in Youngwood, Pa 2 yrs. Went to France in 1969 to study French. Went to The Congo 1970. Taught English in an African school for 2 years, while Paul was the Principal. Studied Kikongo, taught more than 85 women to read their language and to teach others. Taught in a Bible School for 8 years. Subed at The American School of Kinshasa somtimes (TASOK)
Studied Lingala in Kinshasa and taught women in the Capitol city to read and teach in this language. Came back to the States (NY) in 1991 and subed in a school for emotionally disturbed children, one year. Taught in a Christian School for 4 years. Went to Paris France in 1996 for five years. Taught North African Women to speak and read French. Taught the Bible to a Muslim woman who became a Christian. We were able to help plant a church of North Africans, who were formerly Muslims who became Christians.
2001-2007 We pastored a church in Troy, MI
2007-to the present we have been living in Florida near two of our children and 5 of our 7 grandchildren. Our son Eric planted a non-denominational church in North Tampa, and we have been helping him with that. More recently (since July 2008) Paul has accepted to be a part-time pastor at a non-denominational church in Nobleton, FL. I help out now at both churches on the weekends. I am a full-time data processer at Patel Elementary School, on the campus of
The University of South Florida (USF) and enjoy that very much. I am also a chaplain with Marketplace Ministries USA. I visit people at their work site, and help them with any spiritual problems they have. I visit staff in 7 hotels in Tampa. We are very pleased to still be busy, and to live near most of our children and grandchildren. Our daughter Karen adopted 6 children. One is handicapped, (she suffered a stroke in her birth mother's womb). This gives us 13 grandchildren and our oldest daughter Karen's oldest had a girl who is now two, and is expecting any day now, she was due Aug. 18th. (Our first great-grand baby)

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