Joy discovered New Hope in fall 2010 when she heard they were looking for some part-time office help. The employment call had been passed along from Joan through the Headmaster of Covenant School in Arlington, where Joy’s one and only child had just graduated from 8th grade.
The reason Joan Smith was talking with Covenant’s Headmaster back in 2010 was in seeking some space to launch the Lexington New Hope Tutorials site. They got to talking about things, including Jogathon, and Joan had already gotten excited about planning a first-ever New Hope Jogathon. When Joy then applied for the job of office help, well, the rest is history. New Hope’s first annual Jogathon 2011 was executed alongside Covenant School’s, and very successfully.
Joy has been attending Park Street Church since 1989.