Joanne Butterfield Joanne Butterfield lives in Meadow Vista, California, with her husband Phil. Born and raised in California, she is the youngest of eight children. She has two children, eight grandchildren and is a great grandmother. She attended college as a young mother and spent 20 years at Bible Study Fellowship as a Discussion Leader and Class Administrator. Recently retired, she writes and leads Bible studies and took part in UC Davis’ Creative Writing Program.