Joy was born into a Christian family and grew up in Victoria. After graduating from UBC, her first job was Medical Technologist at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Joy spent a year studying Theology at Regent College and then went on to study Public Health at UCLA in California. Her favourite job has been health educator for First Nation communities in the northern half of BC.
After retiring from the federal public service (last based in Ottawa), Joy moved home to Victoria. She really enjoys her retirement (pardon the pun). She continues to work very part time as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with South Island Centre for Counselling & Training in Victoria.
Joy’s thankful to contribute to OGC having been on a previous Parish Council at an ANiC church in Ottawa. She’s had various roles in different churches while working in five BC cities, our nation’s capital, Los Angeles (while studying at UCLA), and a couple of places overseas.