Joel and his college sweetheart Bryn have been married since 1997.  Together they have six children: Jackson, Carolyn, Reid, Jillian, Cece, and Abram, although their house has been home to 40+ foster children over the last many years.  Joel spent several years in student ministries and as an associate pastor before planting NewLife Community as a part of the Life.Church Open Network.

Joel is excited to see people become fully devoted followers of Christ and truly believes that we are better together.

Joel’s favorites:

  • His family
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Motorcycling
  • Fires with friends

Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you. 1 Timothy 4:16

Joel’s Myers-Briggs: ENFP