After years of being deeply impacted and influenced by the ministry of Trueface and its founders, it seems like a natural fit for Joellen to be joining our team. A recovering “God pleaser” who grew up believing that she must earn her way into God’s favor, she has learned through life experiences, Biblical study, mentors, and the Trueface curriculum what it means to live a life of trusting God and trusting others.

An MA with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a BS from Milligan College in Education and Bible, her life long passion has been to help others to move forward in their spiritual journey. She has done this in many roles including women’s ministry leader, spiritual formation director, discipleship leader, retreat speaker, mentor, and Bible study leader. Her work helping others develop and market curriculum has been a constant in her roles along the way and she has come to help us manage projects so that we as an organization can more effectively move forward. Joellen also serves as a faculty member for our Certificate of High Trust Leadership and travels and speaks about building high trust cultures.

She and her husband Paul (who is the president of Montreat College) live in Black Mountain, NC and have four children: Jon -who is married to Jenny, Liz, Daniel and Sarah. On her day off you can find her hiking the local trails with her 90-pound Weimaraner named Jack.