Joyce Wallace is a teacher at heart who longs to awaken hearts and minds to the joy of a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. She became a follower of Christ at age sixteen through the ministry of Young Life. She earned her B.S. from Vanderbilt University and a teaching credential from California State University. As a writer, she draws from a reservoir of professional and ministerial experience.
Joyce identifies with professionals who desire a balanced, Christ-centered, life of influence. She was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and the Budget Planning Manager for a large school district. Other professional experiences include teaching in an urban high school and working as a senior rates analyst for her city’s utility department.
Joyce has served alongside her pastor husband, Dr. John S. Wallace, for over fourteen years. In 1995, they planted Canyon Church (now Sandals) a mission of Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, CA). Joyce’s roles included launching the women’s lay leadership and children’s ministries, leading small groups, training leaders and volunteers, and curriculum review and development. In 2001, John and Joyce began ministering at Lake Hills Church in Bellevue, Washington, where Joyce directed the Children’s Church program and worked with young adults.
Now living in North Carolina, Joyce is the Director and Co-Founder of Soul Momentum, an organization committed to helping individuals move forward, following their God-given dreams and destiny.
Joyce’s work is published in Discipleship Journal, The Lookout, Just Between Us, The Upper Room (2009), Vista (Fall 2008), Simple Joy ezine and The Northwest Christian Author. In response to unique ministry needs, Joyce has written in-house curriculum for adults and children. As a professional budget analyst, she wrote extensive training materials and monthly financial summaries for non-financial professionals.
Joyce is a regular speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, a member of the Northwest Christian Writers’ Association, and a member of Toastmasters International, having earned the Advanced Communicator Bronze award. She is CLASS graduate and a Certified Personality Trainer. John and Joyce have two wonderful children, Hannah and Samuel, and a lovable Labrador retriever named Maggie.