Each year, Hope United Methodist Women chooses a woman to be honored who has been active in the life of Hope UMC and the community. On January 28, Joyce was named “Woman of the Year” during Sunday services. Joyce is a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. She contributes to the life of Hope UMC and volunteers in a variety of ways in the Marshalltown community.

Joyce was born and raised in central Iowa. She is a charter member of Hope, and a charter member of the women’s’ circle to which she belongs. Hope Church opened its doors in 1971, and if you do the math (47 years), you know she’s been active for quite some time in this church.

Joyce has been a Sunday school teacher, a Youth Fellowship Leader, Woman’s Circle Officer, United Methodist Women Board Officer, a volunteer at the House of Compassion, a member of the Healthy Church Initiative and the Leadership Council. Last summer, Joyce participated in the Intergenerational Mission Trip to Marion, Virginia to work with Project Crossroads. In the past month, Joyce has taken on the role of Church Treasurer as she continues to serve her church. All who have met Joyce know that she is a person you can count on.

It is an honor to name Joyce as Hope’s United Methodist Women’s “Woman of the Year for 2017”.