Joy assists our Director of Music and Worship, Rev. Tim Morrison, with a variety of things like our adult choir, Chancel Choir; our college choir, Micah; and our youth choir, Revelation! She organizes and rehearses church members in small vocal ensembles that sing in worship throughout the year. Joy graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, IL with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education. She also has a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

Favorite scripture:  “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

Words to live by: Pray unceasingly.

Family Members: Jim (Hubby), Sons – Tyler (Director of Worship and Youth at Melissa UMC, TX) and Spencer (Works for Agrium in Denver, CO).

Hobbies, Interests: Home Décor, Antiquing and Travel

What do most people not know about you? I grew up on a dairy farm, showed cattle, sheep and horses at the local fair. I also worked for the Illinois State Fair as an adult.

Who has inspired you the most in your life and why? Rev. Tim Morrison – he is continually teaching me to be a humble servant of God.

Favorite Children’s Book: All Eric Carle books

Favorite Movie: White Christmas

Favorite Television Shows: The Muppet Show and Sarah Richardson on HGTV

Dream Vacation: Anywhere on a beach

First Car: Gold Pinto