Joyce is originally from the Chicago area and now lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband, John who is a professional pilot with a passion for aviation ministries. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and worked in the mortgage banking industry for over 25 years before moving to the South. After relocating in 1997, she was self-employed for over 10 years as an Instructional Designer and Trainer for companies around the country.
In 1998 Joyce and John became active in the Outreach Ministries of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Columbia and volunteered to travel to Haiti for the first time in 2001 to visit and report on their church’s supported mission site and its 20 sponsored students. Haiti captured their hearts and Joyce committed to coordinate Saint Mary’s education sponsorship programs at Les Cayes and Cavaillon in the far southwest of Haiti. In 2012 the administration of these programs transitioned to E=H where she continues to visit Haiti at least two times a year.