JEANNE LOUND SCHALLER completed a BA degree in Sociology in 1969. After that, Jeanne chose to be an at home mom. Later she was an Orton-Gillingham reading/writing tutor for 19 years in Midland, Michigan. 

In 2002 she earned a certificate in mediation through the Michigan Supreme Court – State Court Administrative Office program and mediates for the Community Resolution Center based in Flint.

Since 2000 she co-initiated these Midland organizations: The Midland Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice that focused on the UN Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World, The Helen M. Casey Center for Nonviolence, an interfaith organization entitled Choosing a Culture of Understanding, the Midland Chapter of the Nonviolent Peaceforce.  NP is an International NGO that works to “Transform the World’s Response to Conflict.”  Jeanne and other members of this organization have taught anti-bullying and conflict resolution skills in area schools since 2014.

In 2015, at age 68, she received a Professional Development Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peace as a Rotary Peace Fellow at Chula University in Bangkok, Thailand.  In 2016 she was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow and was nominated in 2017 by District 6310 for the Rotary People of Action Champions of Peace Award.

Since 2016 she has collaborated with the Midland Noon Rotary Club’s Peace Committee to offer conflict resolution trainings for district Interactors, Rotaractors and Rotarians.  She will continue this connection, helping to build peace. 

In 2017 her book, Desert in My Backyard – One Woman’s Journey into Silence was self-published.  It includes her deep gratitude and great admiration for Rotary that only increases yearly.  It also explains that, due to her Bangkok Adventure and ongoing connections with Rotarians, she has come to believe that “Peace is Humanity’s New Art”.