Joel is Crosspoint Community Church’s Teaching Pastor, the Founding Director at Parachute Ministries, and the Anchorage Hub Director for Street Psalms' Urban Training Collaborative. He is passionate about teaching, whether that is sharing a sermon on Sunday, having a conversation with a teen, instructing a class, or through writing.
Joel is currently a PhD candidate in Practical Theology at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), and holds a Master of Arts in Global Urban Ministry from Bakke Graduate University and a Bachelor of Religious Education from Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College). He was ordained as a Commissioned Pastor by the Christian Reformed Church in 2008.
Joel has lived, worked, and played in Anchorage with his wife Stacey and three daughters—Naomi, Emma, and Sydney—for over 20 years. They live in intentional community in the Dimond Estates trailer park.