Joyce is a writer, author, broadcaster, and a facilitator to widows. She is a mother of four and grandmother of five; she currently resides in Tri-Cities, WA.
She grew up in the beautiful Wenatchee Valley, in Washington State where the Lord saved and changed her life at the age of 10. Later she married her childhood sweetheart, Warren, and they served the Lord for many years in pastorates located in Canada as well as the States. Their last seven years together were spent in Japan as missionaries to the US military, and the Japanese people. Warren’s “Mission” was accomplished in 2008, and he waits for her to join him in heaven.
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tennessee Temple College at Chattanooga, Tennessee, with other courses at Bible Baptist College, and Wenatchee Jr. College. She has attended several writers’ conferences and her continuing education experiences include the Jerry B. Jenkins’ Writing for the Soul course and a seminar attendee at Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Death, Grief, & Mourning: Essential Care Giving Principles and Practices.
Radio broadcasting: Rejoicing with Joyce, a weekly recorded devotional radio broadcast, and she has in the past Co-hosted Send the Light, a live missions broadcast.
Publications include: Upper Room, Teach Kids, and A Heart Devoted, a compilation by preacher’s wives, Regular Baptist Press’ Horizon an adult paper, LIVE an adult paper, and Christian Womanhood Magazine.
She has been privileged to teach and speak in Christian schools, Bible clubs, ladies Bible studies, Mother and Daughter banquets, and camp meetings.
As a facilitator to widows, Joyce coordinates the monthly widow’s luncheon at the church she attends and encourages them to have an active social life by fellowshipping together on short trips. She reaches out to people in the area who are grieving and invites them to join their evening Grief Share seminars held twice yearly at their church.