Interim Director of Youth Ministry
Joyce was born in Memphis, TN, raised in Charlotte, NC, and comes to us by way of Chapel Hill. An avid Tar Heel fan, Joyce earned a B.A. in Recreation Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. She also attended Duke Divinity School studying Christian Education. Joyce has been an active member of Epworth for over 38 years. She has been involved in many areas of ministry within Epworth, but the ministry she feels God called her to focus on is working with the youth of the church. With almost 30 years of experience working with our youth, she has served as Sunday school teacher, UMYF counselor, youth volleyball and basketball coach, Confirmation partner, and Director of Youth ministries. She has a passion for our youth and seeks to lead them to share Christ’s light in all facets of their life. Additionally, Joyce loves spending time with her four furbabies (dogs Daisy, Winston, Cinnamon and Piper), enjoying time with her friends, developing a newfound love of traveling abroad, chillaxing at the beach or in the mountains, and wildly cheering on her Tar Heel teams. She feels blessed to be part of such a wonderful church and enjoys planting seeds of faith with the incredible youth as they grow in their faith journey.