Joel was born in Dallas, Texas, but has spent most of his life in the greater Houston area. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church and has been involved in the life of a United Methodist church his whole life. Joel got his start in professional youth ministry in 2012, but has been involved with youth ministry as a volunteer since 2008. He is passionate about building meaningful relationships and sharing the Gospel with students. Joel also has been leading worship for churches, camps, and events since 2009.
Outside of ministry, Joel’s hobbies include playing frisbee golf, soccer, football, and pretty much any sport in which he can compete. He has also played in a Texas country band for the last six years. Joel is an identical twin and is the youngest of three boys by one minute. He has the two most fun nephews an uncle could ask for, Ben and Owen, and loves spending time with them. Joel is excited for his new adventure in the Dallas area serving in ministry at Prosper UMC and enjoying married life with his beautiful wife, Lauren.