Pastor Joel was born and reared in a pastor’s home in Milwaukee, WI and was first drawn to trust Jesus as a twelve year old boy. He earned a B.A. Bible and a few years later a M.A. Theology. While in his college years he met his wife, Tara. They married in 2000 and now have five children, four sons and one daughter.
Before he was called to the pastorate of Grace Life he served as a youth pastor for seven years and assistant pastor for two years in two ministries. He enjoys watching football, spending time with his family, reading and listening to preaching.