About Joel

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The Basic Bio

Joel Mayward is a pastor, writer, youth worker, and film critic. The author of three books, he has written for numerous ministry publications, including Christianity Today, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Christ and Pop Culture, Leadership Journal, YouthWorker Journal, Immerse Journal, The Youth Cartel, and LeaderTreks. Joel has been serving in pastoral ministry since 2006 and lives with his wife and three children in the beautiful green-and-grey of the Pacific Northwest. You can read his musings on film, theology, and culture at his personal blog, www.joelmayward.com. For his film reviews and essays, check out www.cinemayward.com. Follow Joel on Twitter: @joelmayward.

The Bigger Picture

Raised in Tacoma, WA. Lived in Oregon, Arizona, and British Columbia. Currently lives in Vancouver, WA.

Husband to Katie. Father to Copeland, Eloise, and Alister.

Graduate of Multnomah University (B.S. Bible/Theology, Youth Ministry).
Currently a student at George Fox Evangelical Seminary (M.A. in Theological Studies).

More than anything, I'm just trying to follow Jesus well.

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