Joel was born in St. Thomas, Ontario and raised in a home where church was part of life every day. At the age of 5 he made the decision to follow Christ for himself, and when he was 8 his pastor-dad felt the call for his family to move and plant Harvest in Barrie. While in high school Joel began serving in the worship ministry at Harvest, where he found his passion for leading others in worship. In 2013 Joel graduated from Liberty University, and in February 2018 he married his wife, Meggan.
Joel is a big sports fan, loves taking his wife out to concerts and the movies, and is always down for a good “game night” (though you should know, he plays to win!).
As he looks to serve the Lord and bring him glory through worship ministry, a verse that has meant a lot to Joel is 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”