Joel is originally from Akron, Ohio, but went to college in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. After school, he took up residence in Illinois and eventually met his beautiful wife, Kristen. They have two amazing teen boys, whom they love with all our hearts. On the side, they co-lead an adoption support ministry with come close friends called, Refuge Ministries. He has been involved in a variety of career fields including ministry, marketing and sales. He truly enjoy connecting with and coming alongside of people and walking with them in the challenge of helping them figure out their needs. Joel is excited to continue to do that with Hoff and Leigh.