Joy Phillips is a connector.
In her role as WGM's Wholistic Transformation Coordinator, she connects people to each other and people to resources. With a BSN from IWU and an MPH from Johns Hopkins Joy served as the Director of Tenwek's Community Health and Development program for many years. Growing this program and mentoring emerging leaders was a challenge that she greatly enjoyed.
Twenty-one years and several positions after arriving at Tenwek God called Joy to South Sudan where she was Program Manager for Samaritan's Purse in Lui and oversaw the distribution of 250,000 Bibles. After working with Samaritan’s Purse for two years she helped WGM begin ministry in South Sudan. Their three-pronged outreach was called Mango Ministries and focused on empowering South Sudanese in the provision of health care, wholistic community transformation and church leadership.
In 2014 Joy became WGM's Wholistic Transformation Coordinator. Along with connecting, encouraging and resourcing missionaries for compassionate ministry she has also explored outreach opportunities in the Arab world where many open doors exist.