About the Contributors
Dr. Joye Baker has taught and discipled women in the church for more than thirty years. Widowed in 1989 with three children, her heart’s passion is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord and share the love and hope that God alone can give. As adjunct professor and women’s adviser in the Department of Educational Ministries and Leadership, Dr. Baker oversees the Ministry with Women concentration in the Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) and the Master of Theology (ThM) programs. She also serves on the staff of the Spiritual Formation program, through which she leads groups and mentors women leaders. Dr. Baker also team-teaches with Dr. Sue Edwards the DMin Women in Ministry Cohort. From 2000-2008, Dr. Baker was part of a team of American women who travelled to Moscow twice a year to equip Russian women to teach and train lay women to effectively minister to the needs of women in their churches and communities. She has three adult children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons.