Called to Obedience- Joy in the Journey

Songwriter and Artist

Growing up in Michigan, Joy dreamed of writing and singing Christian music and was involved in anything music possible growing up. Joy began writing poetry and singing whenever she could, but then as a teen, God tugged on her heart about Europe. After Bible school, she and her husband moved to France to serve as missionaries. There God further formed her as a worship leader and songwriter through the pain of loss, joy of healing and her passion for reaching others with the gospel and encouragement in song. Her ministry in the U.S and oversees has involved Productions and Concerts in schools, prisons, camps and social events. She and her husband and three boys now live in Florida. Some of her favorite ministry moments are being able to reach those who usually wouldn't listen to the truth of Scripture with a song and helping to lead worship in her church. She writes out of a passion for Jesus and worship and a burden for a broken world. "Without a Loving Gracious Savior, I would have nothing  and I am nothing. Anything good that comes from my lips or my pen was not really mine to begin with" Joy says. She enjoys writing songs for other artists and frequents Nashville to do so as well as helping form writing groups for indie artists' releases online and through the songwriter retreats she leads with Lake City Lights.