James and Joy were married in Austin, TX in 2012. Joy grew up in Northwest Ohio and James grew up in Southern Mississippi. They were working in South Carolina one summer when they met. The rest is history. Joy currently works for Docent Research Group, a non-profit research firm that serves churches and pastors around the world.
While in Texas, they attended The Austin Stone Community Church. In the fall of 2013, James began a Pastoral and Church Planting Residency at The Stone. During this time of training and service to the church, his call to full-time vocational community was solidified. James and Joy joined The Well family in early 2015. They love Silver Spring and the greater DC area. Both James and Joy have a desire to equip Christians to live out their life in Biblical community for their joy and God’s glory.