Joel serves as a pastor at Emmanuel Community Church, overseeing family ministries. He has degrees in Child Development (Mental Health) and Counseling Psychology and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He loves working with teens and young adults, especially people coming out of addiction, and works full-time as a Children’s Care Manager at Pathways, Inc. Joel is married to Gina (almost 10 years now!) and they have five children: Ava (8), Jude (7), Josiah (5), Malachi (3), and Kira (1). He loves being outdoors, playing volleyball and soccer, learning about philosophy and theology, and is a shameless chocoholic.