Originally from the United States, Joy has been living in Europe since 1988 together with her husband, Dan. After planting a church in Galicia, Spain they became the directors of the Evangelical Spanish Seminary for 10 years, in Cordoba. In 2004 they moved to Madrid where they helped establish the evangelism ministry of On The Red Box.
The Lord put in their hearts to plant an International English-speaking church on Portugal. Now they are pastoring LIFE church in Parque das Nações, on the Eastside of Lisbon.