JoEllen – Executive Administrator

Hey! I’m JoEllen, I’m the Executive Admin at Shoal Creek Baptist Church. You can contact me via e-mail by clicking here.

Here’s a little about me:

Family: My Husband Jim and I have four children – Jimmy, Cara, Pete, and Ashley. We have three grandchildren – Suraya, Corrine, Blake, and one more on the way.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Background:  Grew up in Pittsburg with my sister. I lived in Virginia prior to moving to Hawaii for six years. I’ve been in the Waleska area for three years and have worked in everything from small family-owned businesses, large corporations, and in churches for my professional career.

Music: Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, and Bill Gaither.

Movies:  Anything motivational.

Favorite quote: “You can look down at your problems or up at God – but you can’t do both at the same time.” – My Son, Pete.

Favorite character: Deneise Sherwood from Army Wives. She’s a warm, compassionate, and loving wife, mom, and friend. Regardless of the challenges and problems she faces, she has grace and dignity.

Favorite scripture: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10.

A few of my favorite things:

Time off: Shopping and hanging out with my daughter, working on projects with my husband. Drink: Pepsi. Food: Shrimp. Colors: Blue/Red. Place: Hawaii – the beauty of the islands, the climate, and the gentle Asian culture was amazing. Jim and I found it to be a very spiritual location.