About Joel

The Basics

Joel Mayward is a pastor, writer, husband, and father living in Langley, British Columbia. He’s been serving in youth ministry since 2003, and is currently the Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at North Langley Community Church. A writer for numerous youth ministry publications and author of Leading Up: Finding Influence in the Church Beyond Role and Experience, Joel writes about youth ministry, film, theology, and leadership at his blog, joelmayward.blogspot.ca.


The Bigger Picture

Raised in Tacoma, WA. Lived in Oregon and Arizona. Lives in Langley, British Columbia. 

Husband to Katie. Father to Copeland and Eloise, the two cutest kids in all of human history.


Graduate of Multnomah University (B.S. Bible/Theology, Youth Ministry). Pursuing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Regent College.

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

For speaking engagements, writing for publications, or questions, contact me here via email. 

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