Joel has been serving the Lord through church and para-church organizations for the last 25 years, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Although headed toward law and politics, a 10-week mission trip to Amsterdam changed everything. For the last 21 years he has served in a variety of ministry roles. He married his high-school sweetheart, Jill, and has been blessed with five amazing daughters. In addition to loving their work at the church, the family enjoys the outdoors, playing cards, chess, reading, cheering each other on in sports and theater activities and all things coffee and chocolate. In the midst his best and worst moments, Joel’s Gospel hope and ministry passion is rooted in the words of Hebrews 6:9: “Beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you!” Their family is thrilled that the Lord has brought them to be a part of God’s work in Flagstaff.