Joey is from the northeast Georgia, having grown up in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. He is currently in his final year of graduate studies at Bethlehem College & Seminary, majoring in biblical exegesis. Joey and his wife Melissa have been married since the spring of 2015. He enjoys competitive sports like frisbee, soccer, and basketball, watching movies together with his wife, reading on topics in theology or science, and playing with their 1 year old puppy, Leonidas. He and Melissa like to explore the rich variety of ethnic cuisine that Minneapolis has to offer, as well as traveling abroad when the opportunity arises. Joey looks forward to his time as the missions intern at First because he loves serving a God who delights in making the nations happy in his Son, Jesus Christ.