Assistant Professor in the Practice of Ministry and Director of Community Engaged Learning (CEL)
Joyce brings both extensive leadership and advocacy experience as well as a stellar academic career. Her own journey has been deeply shaped by her and her family’s active participation in her Filipino-American United Methodist community in Seattle where she grew up, as well as in a network of communities of color and progressive networks among Evangelical communities. She is an active and outstanding preacher and speaker.
Joyce earned her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and her PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies. Her research interests include youth ministry with a special focus on teen moms and urban and multiethnic youth ministry, social justice and racial reconciliation, theological anthropology, marginalized women, and postcolonial Filipino-American theology.
Joyce is on the Board of the Directors for the Christian Community Development Association, where she is committed to encouraging and equipping churches and organizations across the country to transform their neighborhoods through community development. She is also on Fuller Youth Institute’s Expert Advisory Council for the Character and Virtue Development in Youth Ministry (CVDYM) planning project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation.