Hello!  I’m Doris.  I’m wife to a gentle but passionate giant, mother to two free-spirited fairy princesses and friend and daughter to our beautiful Servant-King.  I’m also the Marriage and Family Life Pastor at New Joy Church and am surrounded by gifted, wise, and loving people that I can call my brothers and sisters in Christ.

I am not always a good role model when it comes to being a wife or mom, but I am really good at learning and growing.  The two most important things I’ve learnt are:  1) It’s okay to not be perfect.  God’s grace is sufficient for me and He uses my mistakes and messiness to remind me that I can’t do this without Him.  And 2) I need people in my life who I can lean on, learn from and grow with.  I’m a little nervous about connecting with you in this way as it’s really out of my comfort zone, but I truly believe that we all need community and I’m excited to learn and grow together with you as we work towards building Jesus-centered, Kingdom-minded families.

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