wories-family-photoOur Pastor

Joel Wories was born in Munster, IN and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago. After graduating from Illiana Christian High School, he attended Trinity Christian College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business in 2005. He also met his wife, Kayla, at Trinity, and they married shortly after graduation. Joel spent approximately 5 years working as an ornamental ironworker until he was led to attend Mid-America Reformed Seminary, receiving his Master of Divinity degree in 2014. During his studies there, he served two churches as an intern: Immanuel URC in DeMotte, IN and Redeemer URC in Orange City, IA.


Joel and Kayla have three daughters, Ainsley, Halle, and Finley.