Joy grew up in the Southern California area and her favorite memories include days at the beach and attending her church and youth group as a child and teenager. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton she taught for over 20 years in both public and private schools while earning a master’s in education. Joy and Gary enjoy spending time with their two married daughters and son in-laws living in the Southern California area.
Joy has served alongside her husband in local church ministry for over 37 years. During that time she has taught Bible studies, led women’s ministries and Celebrate Recovery, and discipled and encouraged women of all ages. Though she loves the church, she is well aware of the emotional struggles and dysfunctional elements that adversely affect the lives of pastor’s wives and their families. Serving as a pastor’s wife is both a demanding and lonely role. Joy has a special love for the wives of ministry leaders and with her compassionate and sensitive heart is able to offer emotional support and understanding when it is needed most.