Josh has lived in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and California. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science, double majoring in education studies and mathematics, minoring in computer science. He then earned his M.Div at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, where he met his wife Christina (Chris) playing soccer. Josh is currently enrolled part time at Liberty University Online pursuing his Ed.D. in Christian Leadership with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation.
After graduating Seminary in May of 2021, Josh was called to be the pastor here at Edgewater. His passions in ministry are the faithful proclamation of the Gospel and Christian ethics, alongside lifelong and practically applicable Christian education. He would love to sit down and talk with you about faith, life, or anything else that's on your mind.
Josh's hobbies put him squarely in the category of "jack of all trades, master of none." He loves to play tennis, soccer, and volleyball. He also genuinely enjoys weightlifting and exercise. Josh loves to go hiking, play board games, play video games, watch sports (Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta United, Nashville Predators), do home projects, wood work, cook, and bake. Like we said, jack of all trades, master of none.
You can reach Josh by emailing email@example.com.
Joël is originally from the Netherlands but calls the USA his home. He is married to Sara, and they have two boys Andrew and Philip. Joël has been a professional musician since 1989, starting his career in the LCMS playing the Pipe Organ. He has a diverse musical background that includes ten years of Classical music studies, playing bass guitar in rock and alternative bands to singing with Pasadena City College Gospel Choir, and worship leading, in both traditional(Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist) and contemporary (Calvary Chapel, Charismatic, Gospel) settings. As a producer/artist, he has released three albums and has production credits on many more.
Joël has also been a music teacher since 1995, serving in both public and private school settings. During his tenure at James Madison School, he appeared on film in the Oscar-nominated film “Sing” produced for the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. Since 2020 God has called him in a different direction as he is back in school to become a pastor through the Cross-Cultural Ministry program at Concordia University Irvine. He currently also serves as vicar in addition to his duties in the music and youth ministries
You can reach Joël by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.