Joni’s husband, Chris, is the children’s pastor at Praise Cathedral Church of God in Greer, S.C. Joni actively serves with him in this ministry. Joni attended a Christian university as an undergraduate student and found it to be an amazing experience.
“It greatly impacted my professional career choice and life. As I pursued my Ph.D., I realized that I wanted to be a part of an institution that would allow me to work with students on a more personal level and provide some of the same opportunities that were given to me as an undergraduate (i.e. research projects, one-on-one interaction with the faculty, mission trips, etc.).”
She believes it is vital to have classes that incorporate faith in the curriculum. “If we are to develop great men and women of science, then it is our duty to prepare them with a strong academic background that integrates faith so that they can connect the science they study with the faith that they live, ultimately helping them be faithful disciples of Jesus in an ever-changing world.”