Joyce Thomas

Associate Director jthomas@cts.edu

Joyce Thomas is an Associate Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary and an ordained minister Disciples of Christ minister of eight years. She is also a licensed and certified Life and Energy Leadership Coach (ELI-MP) trained by iPEC (Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching).

Joyce received a Doctor of Ministry degree in Faith and Health from Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, a Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, also a Master of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois.

Joyce is published in a Daily Devotional: “What Can Happen When We Pray” and has been featured in The African American Pulpit writing the insightful article: Celebrating and Surviving Ministry as a Clergy Spouse.”

Joyce, a retired pastor’s wife has a passion for clergy spouses. Based upon her thirty-one years in pastoral ministry with her clergy husband, Joyce knows and understands the expectations and challenges that can come to the clergy spouse from the church. She offers coaching to those that want to celebrate and survive ministry as a clergy spouse.

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