Rev. Joyce Day

Pastor of Congregational Care

I have been the Pastor of Congregational Care since January 2018.  Prior to that, I held the role of Minister of Adult Discipleship for 12 years here.  In my current position, I help various ministry teams to provide support and encouragement to our congregation.  This includes help with meals, transportation, prayer, visiting, etc.  I am the staff liaison for our caregiver and grief support groups.  I also connect with folks during some of their most challenging life situations.

I have been a Methodist all my life, including for eight years before we became United Methodists.  I tell people I am Methodist by DNA as I tend to be a very methodical person.

I am single with three cats, Sophie, Abby, and Tibby. I have a sister and brother who both live in other states, so St. James is my on-hand family.  I got my education at West Virginia University (B.A. in psychology and M.A. in counseling) and at Duke University (M.Div).

I enjoy reading, writing, photography, and cross-stitching.  You will often see me at church events with a camera, and I have been known to take several hundred pictures at a single event.  I am a big fan of Star Wars and other sci-fi and fantasy movies and books. I’m also a big fan of Richard Rohr who, even though I’ve never met him in person, is one of my most influential mentors as I travel this road of life with our amazing God.