Joan Brown, Music Ministry (Music@SOJChurch.com)
Joan was called to begin her music ministry at Spirit of Joy during Holy week of 2000. She will say that God has truly blessed her with the opportunity to share life’s journey with the people she has met here. Joan’s father “groomed” her from an early age as a pianist to accompany both vocal and instrumental musicians. As a result, she is very comfortable leading other musicians from the piano. Her goal is to present the Gospel message of love and salvation through a variety of musical styles and modes.
Joan and her husband Scott manage a biotech lab in Poway and play music together whenever they can. In her spare time Joan teaches a small number of piano students.
Bryce Harrison, Music Ministry ()
Bryce has been on staff here at SOJ Church since January of 2012, serving as the Director of Contemporary Music, he came on staff eager and excited to help get a new service off the ground. Bryce started guitar lessons—beginning in the 5th grade and almost immediately joined his church's worship team —it provided the spark to what would evolve into one of his greatest passions, music in worship. Bryce continued his musical journey through high school, where he began to lead contemporary praise music. He went on to receive a vocal scholarship to California Baptist University, where he studied voice under LA Opera Chorus/Masters Chorale veteran Dr. John Reinebach, and earned his Bachelor of Music Education. Alongside teaching private voice and guitar, Bryce is currently continuing graduate studies at California State University, Fullerton where he is completing his Single Subject Teaching Credential in vocal music.
Bryce's biggest focus is bringing authentic expressions of worship through music to the people of SOJ church. His heart is that the Lord may use the music to touch, encourage, and enlighten God's people and that the worship may be a very real and personal outlet for praising God.
When Bryce is not performing, teaching, or leading music he is most likely on his mountain bike. Bryce and his Wife Britany live in Mission Viejo, CA, and love to spend time at the 2nd happiest (the 1st place being SOJ Church) place on earth, Disneyland! Stop on in at the the second service at 9:45 and say hi!
Mikey Schuler & Nick Stemper, Youth Ministries (Youth@SOJChurch.com))
Barb Dacy, Administration (Admin@SOJChurch.com)
Barb has been in Ramona since 1999, and came on staff at Spirit of Joy early in 2004 after many years in a law office environment. She loves working in the office at church, publishing the weekly bulletins and monthly newsletter, working with volunteers, and keeping up with the financial records.
She also enjoys music, reading and quilting in her spare time, but most of all spending time with her husband Fred, and kids and grandkids whenever she can.
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”