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

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: | Phone: 314-606-4272

  • RACHEL REYNOLDS- Executive pastor

    Pastor Rachel has been a Joy partner since 2019. Her faith journey has been and continues to be a crazy ride of trusting God wherever He leads. Her passions include building systems and processes to maximize growth. She also oversees Joy's Birth-5th grade ministry. Rachel has been married to her husband Nate since 2005. They have 2 daughters, Esther & Naomi. She is an active homeschooling mom and loves playing with the family pets.

    Email: | Phone: 850-287-3637

  • Jennifer Cruse - Pastor of prayer, outreach and pastoral care

    Pastor Jennifer 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. 


  • 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: | Phone: 636-279-0465

  • Anthony rispoli - Youth pastor

    Anthony grew up at Joy Community as Pastor David's son and has always had a passion for ministry.  Anthony is excited to lead our youth as they develop their God-given potential and grow in their identity in Christ. Anthony’s favorite calling is teaching our youth.


  • JEff Thackston - Uno Mas Ministries

    To learn more about Uno Mas Ministries see the website at


  • Don Moorman - Retired Pastor

  • Paul Baehmann - retired PASTOR


  • 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.


  • VAL BERGE - Communications Director

    Val joined Joy Community Church in 2009 when looking for a confirmation program for her son Adam.  She and her husband, Rick previously served as Front Line Ministry Leaders.  Val retired from the City of St. Charles as Assistant Finance Director in 2020 and accepted the Director of Communications position in 2022.  Her goal is to help people connect with Christ and with one another.  She enjoys spending time with her two sons and their families, especially her two young granddaughters.



  • 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. 


  • Chris Connelly - Elder

    Chris & his wife Cindy are Charter members of Joy. Chris serves as a Police Lieutenant. Cindy is a retired Guidance Counselor who now serves as a Prevention Educator for Prevent Ed. The Connelly's serve in a variety of ministry areas at Joy and are committed to presenting our Lord Jesus to all! Chris & Cindy love Joy and each of our partners. They stand ready to walk alongside of our partners and offer their support.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Mitch Barbey

    Mitch and his wife Jennifer became partners of Joy in 2014. Discovering Joy through its Church at the Bar ministry, they quickly realized they had found a new church home. Since that time, they have been involved in several ministries and are grateful to be part of Joy's mission to connect the community to Christ.


  • Shaun Perdue

    Shaun and Sarah Perdue started at Joy Community church  in 2020 we felt the holy spirit immediately fill us and felt so welcomed and loved by all the Pastors and Partners at Joy and we knew this was definitely the church that we wanted Serve and be in ministry at since then me and my wife serve in several ministries and we just want to help bring our community closer to Christ.