Joel has been married to Heather Hagner since 1991. Joel has worked for Costco Wholesale since 1989 and is currently a department manager. He’s also a licensed general contractor and owns a cabinet and furniture refinishing business which he runs in his spare time.

Heather is a counselor at Sprague High School in Salem, Oregon. She serves on the Huruma scholarship committee. They have one daughter, Emma, and are members of North Albany Community Church.

Heather went to Huruma in July 2013, and Joel has been four times.

“I am serving on the board because I believe we are the hands and feet of Jesus and need to give what we can in both time and money, go when called to do the work of sharing the love of Jesus Christ.”