There's lots of super awesome people that make up our team. We couldn't do it without all these staff and volunteers (plus the many other volunteers who help us out so often). Thank you all!
Live Drive Home & ZION Host
Joel was born and raised in Milford, CT and has lived in several US States; Sydney, Australia; and currently, Fredericton, which he proudly calls home! For years he specialized in Christian Education and Worship Arts Ministries in large, thriving churches leading diverse volunteer teams, developing young leaders, and managing staff.
He holds a B.A. in Communications from University of Connecticut; Masters degree in Education from AIU; and a certificate in Worship Ministry from Hillsong International Leadership College. This collective education experience paired with a variety of work experience serves Joel well as he seeks to lead, drive vision, and encourage his team, as well as, all who listen and support JOY.
For Joel, leading, serving alongside, and working with his staff and team of volunteers are life giving. When he’s not busy networking around the city, making new friends, or thinking of the next creative steps for JOY, you can often find him having a blast hosting “The Live Drive Home” & “ZION”.
Director of Production
Being born and raised in Fredericton, Aaron wanted to spend his later years with his wife Samantha in Ottawa, and Halifax until they had their first born, Anna. Finally moving back
home to be around family, they had their second child, Shay.
Being a media and tech soul, Aaron has placed himself around environments where he can create. From his timetable at Apple Inc., or producing, recording, editing music, and video, Aaron has always surrounded himself in that digital age. From his highlights and gifts he had been given, he created a YouTube channel with his wife where they Vlog their life to ultimately create a time capsule for their children. They are MarriednParented.
Aaron has a new love of Christ, and an overwhelmingly support group of friends at his local church. When he’s not volunteering at his church, plugged away at Joy, or his next creative project, you may find him around town with his family, building adventures with a camera in his face, and his beautiful family. Or watching reality TV or wrestling. Yes, WWE, the fake kind.
Welcome Aaron to the Joy Network!
Administration & Social Media
Le grew up in Alberta and married a dashingly handsome man named Jason. After living in Ontario for 3 years, he moved her the rest of the way across the country to New Brunswick because you know what they say - Maritimers always return to the Maritimes at some point in their lives. Le is a mom to 4 beautiful children - Matthew, Emily, Rebekah and Victoria who keep her very, very busy.
Le has a Bachelors Degree in Arts with a minor in Management. She enjoys organizing events to bring people together and volunteering at church and in the community whenever she can. Le loves to sing and play the piano and one day, she is hoping to conquer the cello.
Le loves food and loves to cook. You better not sit next to her when you eat because her favorite food is 'your food'. Aside from eating, she loves the passion and care that Joy exemplifies and is looking forward to help bring great things to this city and province through the Joy Network.
Host - Built Better, Backed Better JOY Ride
Michael was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. In 2005 Michael married an east coast girl named Naomi. Together they have been involved in various capacities of ministry life. From serving as worship and youth pastors at a church in the Greater Toronto Area to associate pastoring here in Fredericton. Some of their best memories come from leading teams of students on multiple mission trips to Mexico with Global Expeditions. They have also been to the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, and the Los Angeles Dream Centre with ministry organizations, where they have led church worship seminars, community work projects as well as participating in outreaches bringing the love and hope of Christ to many people.
After the birth of their daughter Hannah Grace, Michael & Naomi launched Hearts of Motion, a worship & word ministry. They have been honoured to come alongside pastors and congregations in worship services and conferences to lead worship, share in spoken word and help equip worship teams through teaching and training.
Michael is stoked to partner and serve along side the team at the Joy Network. He is an early bird and thus fits perfectly into the spot of morning show host for the Joyride with MJ.
Michael is both a passionate leader and communicator and is best known for being a good listener and sharing a genuine interest in people. In his spare time, he enjoys coffee breaks & times with family & friends.
Mid-day Express Host
Davie was born and raised right here in Freddy Beach and a proud graduate of good ole Fredericton High School. He is happily married to my wife of a dozen years and they are parents to four (yes four) beautiful daughters.
"The Giant Ginger" loves most sports with hockey (NY Islanders) being his favorite. Though some would say he is a crazy Disney fan (he is), he enjoys camping in the summer, he's a member of the Marysville Y Service Club, and can be found encouraging and being that friendly face to greet and meet you at his home church of Marysville Baptist.
As the Mid-day Express host, Davie brings lots of enthusiasm, silliness, fun and "Birthday Wishes" to get you through your lunch hour break.
"Smile, someone could use one!"
Beat Drop Host
Born in Halifax, NS, One8Tea is a Recording Artist with KMF (Kingdom Music Family), a Gospel Music Association Nominee, and host of The Beat Drop, Atlantic Canada's 1st and only in-house Christian Hiphop radio show. A community trail blazer, One8Tea is very active in helping men and women overcome addictions through various activities throughout the Maritimes and is heavily involved with the Teen Challenge Program of which he is a graduate. One8Tea has released four mixtapes digitally since . Now living in Moncton NB, One8Tea's main mission is to seek out those that are lost and offer hope by sharing his testimony through raw heartfelt music because "Found People Find People". He counts it as a blessing to have led over 1000 people to first time decisions to accept Jesus Christs as their personal Lord and Savior. One8Tea has shared the stage with artists such as 2x grammy nominee Fresh IE, Paul Brandt, Fraser Campbell, Flood The Stone, Neverclaim, Sky Terminal, Newsboys and many more and has been nominated for a 2014 Covenant Award for his album "Uturn". He released his follow-up album, "Out Of Anguish" in April 2015.