SENIOR STAFF

JOYCE MAKIN
DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT

Joyce serves on our Senior Staff along with Pastors Ed, Gregg and Mark. Her role focuses on coming alongside staff to provide support and ensure that the vision and mission of Living Faith are part of all we do. She is gifted at seeing the big picture while executing the details. She leads Ministry Director meetings, manages the overall church calendar, and handles a multitude of things that arise. One thing she loves is that God is on the move in this church, and that keeps her job interesting and fresh every week!

Joyce holds a B.A. in Psychology from Houghton College and M.A. in Human Services with a focus on women and trauma. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in LifeCoaching from AACC. In addition, she has received training in Rape & Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Awareness. She has worked with the Nassau County Safe Center and other organizations focused on helping women.
JOYCE MAKIN
DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT

Joyce serves on our Senior Staff along with Pastors Ed, Gregg and Mark. Her role focuses on coming alongside staff to provide support and ensure that the vision and mission of Living Faith are part of all we do. She is gifted at seeing the big picture while executing the details. She leads Ministry Director meetings, manages the overall church calendar, and handles a multitude of things that arise. One thing she loves is that God is on the move in this church, and that keeps her job interesting and fresh every week!

Joyce holds a B.A. in Psychology from Houghton College and M.A. in Human Services with a focus on women and trauma. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in LifeCoaching from AACC. In addition, she has received training in Rape & Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Awareness. She has worked with the Nassau County Safe Center and other organizations focused on helping women.



DID YOU KNOW?
Joyce loves to meet with women - both those on staff and women who are part of the Living Faith church family. Helping women through seasons that are hard, or through times of transition, are vital parts of what she is committed to. 
In addition, she also leads two women’s groups and coaches small group leaders. She also serves alongside Donna Kirkland and Lynn Lydecker to lead the Living Faith Ministry to Women.
Get to know Joyce
Joyce met Pastor Gregg as a freshman in college. They spent their college years in class, serving in ministry, and having adventures with friends. They have been best friends, co-workers, and partners in life since they were married!
Joyce loves time at the beach... on Long Island and In Va. She also loves those along the Pacific Coast Highway and took this picture at a recent visit. In addition, she is an avid reader, Pilates class attender and Pittsburgh teams sports fan.
She is mom to a grown son and a daughter. Both are married and living in VA. Last year brought the joyful addition of a granddaughter!