Meet the joy community Team

The staff and elders here at Joy Community Church are comprised of men and women who love,
care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free
to reach out and email them. You can contact the church office at info@joycommunity.com.

Our Pastors

  • David Rispoli - Lead PASTOR

    Pastor David Rispoli has been the lead pastor at Joy Community Church since 1997. At the age of 16, he was captured by a message about the love of God and committed his life to his passion of sharing that message with everyone he meets, seeing people come into a relationship with Jesus and making a difference in the world. David’s wife, Jennifer, is his partner in ministry and they have four wonderful children, Amanda, Alyssa, Anthony and Austin.

    Email: david@joycommunity.com | Phone: 314-606-4272

  • Jennifer Cruse - CAMPUS PASTOR

    Pastor Jennifer is our newest pastor at Joy. She has been a Joy partner since 2006, where she immediately began a leadership role as youth leader then Joy Kids leader. She has had a variety of roles in the community from school board member to cheerleading coach to girl scout leader but most importantly, she is a wife and mother of 2 great kids.  Jennifer's love for God and for God's people is what has brought her to this calling as a Pastor at Joy. She is passionate about following, sharing, and teaching God's word. 

    Email: jen@joycommunity.com

  • Scott Bowles - Worship pASTOR

    Scott has been serving Joy since 1997 as Worship Leader. He has been married to Sandy for 26 years and they have two kids, Devon and Alison. Scott loves to play computer games and is addicted to chocolate. He is also passionate about helping people get out of debt, get on a plan and find financial peace.

    Email: scott@joycommunity.com | Phone: 636-279-0465

  • Jace Meints - Youth and Children's pastor

    Jace has been the Youth Pastor at Joy since September of 2017. He and his wife Suzy have been married since 2013. They have three children, Cora, Theo, and Ella. In his free time he loves spending time with his family and is also a Chicago sports enthusiast, especially for the Cubs and Blackhawks. He is an avid movie buff, and not only has a heart for teens and youth ministry, but evangelism as well. 
    Email: jace@joycommunity.com | Phone: 217-801-0389

  • JEff Thackston - Uno Mas Ministries

    To learn more about Uno Mas Ministries see the website at http://www.unomasministries.com

    Email: jeff@joycommunity.com

  • Don Moorman - Campus Pastor


  • Paul Baehmann - CAMPUS PASTOR


Staff

  • Tim Kilz - Director of finance

    Tim Kilz serves as Treasurer for Joy. He and his wife, Amy, and children, Jordan, Carley and Jack, have been partners at Joy since 1996. Tim and Amy are responsible for Joy's annual Trivia Night, which subsidizes the budget for youth ministry at Joy. As a long time partners, Tim feels Joy's best attribute is the "come as you are" attitude at Joy Community.

    Email: ukilzme@gmail.com

  • Maggie ConKle - Communications Director

    Maggie found Joy Community Church through our Church at the Bar ministry in 2013. She served on the communion and greeter/usher teams before accepting the Director of Communications position in 2018. She loves seeing people connect their lives to Christ and grow spiritually. She enjoys watching movies, knitting, reading books and spending time with family and friends and her cats. 

    Email: maggie@joycommunity.com

  • Rachel Reynolds- DIRECTOR OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

    Rachel joined Joy Community Church in 2019 after moving from the Chicago area. She is so blessed by the sweet spirit of the Joy partners that made her family feel right at home. She is a wife and mom. She was a previous public school teacher and now is blessed to be able to homeschool. She is passionate about sharing Christ's love with students.

    Email: joyfamilyengagement@gmail.com

Elders

  • Stacy johnson - Elder

    Stacy has been a partner at Joy since 2014. She says that she is blessed to work in customer service for ISC Surfaces, a company that continues to show her much love and acceptance very similar to Joy. At Joy she is currently a leader in the Greeter/Usher Ministry and in training to be a part of Joy Care Ministry. Her Favorite thing about Joy is all of the amazing people who are passionate about worshipping God and loving others they way God loves us. 

    Email: stacyrj@earthlink.net

  • John Eckenfelds - Elder

    John Eckenfels became a partner with Joy in 2005. John has been a part of the tech team for about as long as he has been a partner. John has children, Jonah and Lucy, who also attend on a weekly basis. He recently started a new job about six months ago practicing detail and support design work. 

    Email: eckey2009@gmail.com

  • julie linck - Elder

    Julie and her husband Tony along with their children, Eric and Molly have been partners with Joy since 2015. Julie is an elementary school teacher in the Pattonville School District. At Joy, Julie is a leader in the communion ministry. Since attending Joy, she has found and connected with many people to do life with. She invites you to come experience life with us!

    Email: jlinck@psdr3.org

  • dave steep - elder

    Dave is a follower of Jesus. A husband to his best friend Jill. Dad and Dad-in-law to 4 truly great people and Grandpa to his 4 favorite boys. He is Thankful for the opportunity to serve as an Elder at Joy.

    Email: des0119@chartner.net

  • gayle hampson - elder

    Gayle is Joys representative for HOPE food pantry, a teacher in Joys Kids, an assistant in Sunday School, and a leader for the Grief Group. And I love people and believe in the power of hugs!

    Email: ghampson@chartner.net

  • bill sumner - elder

    Bill Sumner has been a Partner of the Joy Family since 2012. Bill is a Father of 3 kids, Josie, Angie and Christopher. Bill is a Sunday School Teacher with a passion for building a strong and solid foundation of Faith in Jesus Christ with Our Joy Children. Bill is involved in the Greeters/Ushers Ministry, the Communion Ministry, Men’s Group and helps out his Son Christopher with the Joy Deaf Ministry. Bill is an Artist and loves making Stained Glass Windows for Churches and enjoys spending time with his Children, Family and Friends and also his Joy Family. Bill is Committed to being an Elder to help Joy Grow in Faith, Hope and Love. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or just tap me on the shoulder. I would Love to meet you.

    Email: glassman1908@yahoo.com

  • debbie lodge - elder

    Debbie and her husband Glenn have been partners at Joy for over 17 years and have been involved in many different ministries during that time. They came to Joy because their son Harrison was invited by his preschool friend Devon Bowles to attend a Sunday school party! Debbie has a wonderful, blended family consisting of “his, hers and ours”, that includes 3 daughters, 1 son and 6 grandkids not including the one on the way. Debbie currently serves on the Communion set up team, hosts the annual Women’s Christmas Ornament Exchange and represents you as an Elder. Please reach out to Debbie if you have any questions or concerns regarding Joy or any of its ministries.

    Email: debbiethemom.247@gmail.com

  • Lorelei porter

    Lorelei was born and raised in Hawaii. Is a proud and blessed mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. She is a U.S. Air Force Veteran and honored to be an Elder at Joy.

    Email: lporter4232013@gmail.com