Rev. Joy Dister grew up in Southeast Michigan and attended Eastern Michigan University completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. After spending almost ten years in hotel and event management between Michigan and Texas, Joy answered her call to ministry and was appointed as Director of the UCF Wesley Foundation at Navarro College. She is currently working toward her Masters of Divinity at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and pursuing ordination as an Elder in The United Methodist Church.
As a lifelong United Methodist, Joy has a deep love for the local church and is excited to be home at Arborlawn.