New Joy exists to be a church that loves God, loves people, and serves the world.
We believe that everyone has a unique design and endeavour to uncover and activate people and communities to their original design.
Steve is passionate about communication. He loves to teach, preach, coach, and mentor leaders and ultimately to inspire a generation of people to live to their fullest potential in Christ. Aside from local church ministry, Steve is the founder and chairman of Global Joy Foundation, a nonprofit foundation working to develop and raise leaders for societal transformation. Additionally, Steve is near completion of a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Penn State University, specializing in the area of leadership in the workplace. Steve's loves: family, good food, a good workout, a good book, a good movie, his German Shepherd "Pepper," and good friends.
Sonya loves learning and trying anything that is healthy as she sees life as a journey to do what we love and are made to do. She sees wellness as living a life of transformation in spirit, mind, and body. Because Sonya is passionate about helping and inspiring people to live a more holistic and balanced life, she studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she received a certificate as a professional Health Coach. Sonya's loves: family, yummy healthy food (most of the time), long walks, and good friends.
Steve and Sonya have two amazing children, Zachary and Isabelle, who are their pride and joy. They have called Vancouver their home since 1998. their desire is for everyone to live in the fullness of God’s design for their lives and they are incredibly thankful for God's unfailing love and faithfulness.