Joel lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is married to the lovely and detail-savvy Christie. She's still his favourite person. They have four thriving children and an extroverted Tibetan Terrier. Joel loves time with family and friends, playing squash & golf, tackling construction projects, and composing or playing music. He also enjoys fresh-roasted coffee, travel, and art. He serves on the Board of Governors for Emmanuel Bible College (B.Th. 1994). After serving as a pastor with Royal City Church (EMC) in Guelph for nearly 11 years, Joel became a Regional Minister with the EMCC, and also serves as the RM Team Leader. Since the Fall of 2004, he has served as a part of EMCC's National Team, coaching leaders and inspiring communities to follow Jesus on mission.