Joel started his life of advocacy in 6th grade when he convinced his mother to homeschool him. He went on to work on Capitol Hill for Congressman J.C. Watts, then delved into the world of demographic research, and now serves as the Director of Generation Joshua.

Today Joel travels across the U.S. training and mentoring young leaders. He draws on over 20 years of both ministry and political experience to inspire a generation that, in his opinion, will change the world.

Joel lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Christie, and their three children.