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1962: Joan LaLiberte served in Peru in Arequipa (Alto de Selva Alegre and downtown), Chuquibamba beginning in 1962
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joan LaLiberte can be contacted at lalijoanain4webdcom
Country of Service: Peru
Training Group: Peru I
Cities you served in: Arequipa (Alto de Selva Alegre and downtown), Chuquibamba
Arrival Year: 1962
Departure Year: late 63
Work Description: Community development, nutrition
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
writer and editor for small weekly and daily newspapers in Oregon and
Idaho, then MDiv degree from seminary in Berkeley and ordination as
Episcopal priest; service in western Idaho then almost 15 years on the
Fort Hall (Shoshone-Bannock) Reservation in southeastern Idaho.
Currently priest-in-charge of two small, very different parishes in the
Catskills. While at Fort Hall, I was adjunct faculty at Idaho State
University in Pocatello and worked with drug/alcohol treatment centers.
I've won national writing awards while a journalist as well as a year in
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Only gratitude. It was a radicalizing experience.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone who served in Peru I
Originally posted: May 1, 2002
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