Tucked into a neighborhood of middle class homes in Denver where South Race Street makes a diagonal intersection with East Cornell Avenue sits a 1960s-style building covered by a low-hanging shake roof. For 30 years, a vibrant congregation filled the pews on Sundays, engaging various generations in worship and experimenting with newer styles of outreach and music. Then, 20 years ago, the congregation voted to accept an opportunity to merge with another church in order to plant a ministry in a newer part of the Denver metro area that had few worship options.
is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Reformed Church. She writes and consults on a variety of worship topics, including inter-generational, inter-cultural, creative and constructive planning, and music. Joy also shares preaching expertise as the Adjunct Professor of Homiletics at Denver Seminary and she coaches speakers through Dynamic Communicators, Inc. Joy lives in Denver, CO with her two daughters and husband, Bob.