The Staff of Joy MCC

Let us introduce you to the amazing staff that comes together to being Joy to everyone week after week.

 Senior Pastor, Reverend Terri Steed Pierce  SrPastor@joymcc.com  | (407) 894-1081  Rev. Terri Steed Pierce is the lead pastor of Joy Metropolitan Community Church—a church created FOR and BY the LGBTQ+ community. JOY has been a beacon of light in the City Beautiful for nearly 40 years. Rev. Terri has served in the capacity as Lead Pastor for almost six years. She’s also served churches in Raleigh, NC: Norfolk VA: Charleston, SC; Houston TX; Omaha NE.  Rev. Terri was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Mars Hill University and her Masters of Divinity with Languages from Southeaster Baptist Theological Seminary.  She is a lover of Jesus, a self-professed church nerd, and the wife of Kim Pierce and passionate about justice and equality. The night of June 12, 2016 changed her life forever as it did for most of us here in Orlando, Florida. The Pulse tragedy brought out a newfound passion to ensure that even though hate often tries, love wins. Love always wins.

Senior Pastor, Reverend Terri Steed Pierce
SrPastor@joymcc.com | (407) 894-1081

Rev. Terri Steed Pierce is the lead pastor of Joy Metropolitan Community Church—a church created FOR and BY the LGBTQ+ community. JOY has been a beacon of light in the City Beautiful for nearly 40 years. Rev. Terri has served in the capacity as Lead Pastor for almost six years. She’s also served churches in Raleigh, NC: Norfolk VA: Charleston, SC; Houston TX; Omaha NE.

Rev. Terri was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Mars Hill University and her Masters of Divinity with Languages from Southeaster Baptist Theological Seminary.

She is a lover of Jesus, a self-professed church nerd, and the wife of Kim Pierce and passionate about justice and equality. The night of June 12, 2016 changed her life forever as it did for most of us here in Orlando, Florida. The Pulse tragedy brought out a newfound passion to ensure that even though hate often tries, love wins. Love always wins.

 Associate Pastor, Reverend Stanley Ramos revstanley@joymcc.com | (407) 894-1081  Rev. Stanley Ramos (M.S.W/ M.Div.) is the Associate Pastor for Joy Metropolitan Community Church and serves on the faculty of the University Of Central Florida School Of Social Work. Rev. Ramos completed his M.Div. at the Candler School of Theology where he focused his area of study in Liberation Theology and Pastoral Care. Rev. Ramos has focused his ministry and outreach to the Latino/a LGBTQ Community of Central Florida. His many years of social work practice and teaching have focused on community development, public policy, and social intervention with marginalized populations which have included youth-at-risk, street gang members, refugees, immigrants, and undocumented persons. He has an extensive background working with grassroots groups providing a host of training from cultural competency to street gang intervention.

Associate Pastor, Reverend Stanley Ramos
revstanley@joymcc.com | (407) 894-1081

Rev. Stanley Ramos (M.S.W/ M.Div.) is the Associate Pastor for Joy Metropolitan Community Church and serves on the faculty of the University Of Central Florida School Of Social Work. Rev. Ramos completed his M.Div. at the Candler School of Theology where he focused his area of study in Liberation Theology and Pastoral Care. Rev. Ramos has focused his ministry and outreach to the Latino/a LGBTQ Community of Central Florida. His many years of social work practice and teaching have focused on community development, public policy, and social intervention with marginalized populations which have included youth-at-risk, street gang members, refugees, immigrants, and undocumented persons. He has an extensive background working with grassroots groups providing a host of training from cultural competency to street gang intervention.

 Director of Worship, Reverend Sue Love  Worship@joymcc.com  | (407)894-1081  Rev. Sue Love is the Director of Worship for Joy Metropolitan Community Church. She has enjoyed serving in a variety of ministry capacities in Orlando for over thirty years. Rev. Sue has also served churches in Herrin, IL; Dover, DE; Belleville, IL; and Centralia, IL. She is one of the founding Elders of Oasis Fellowship Ministries in Orlando, established in 2004. She inspires congregational worship with her robust style, coming from a Pentecostal Tradition. Rev. Sue is degreed in Music Performance, and Psychology and Human Services. Rev. Sue expresses her passion for Jesus through high praise and soulful worship that exemplifies Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” The intersection of sexuality and spirituality are dear to her heart as she loves ministering through music and song to those seeking and living in reconciliation with God.

Director of Worship, Reverend Sue Love
Worship@joymcc.com | (407)894-1081

Rev. Sue Love is the Director of Worship for Joy Metropolitan Community Church. She has enjoyed serving in a variety of ministry capacities in Orlando for over thirty years. Rev. Sue has also served churches in Herrin, IL; Dover, DE; Belleville, IL; and Centralia, IL. She is one of the founding Elders of Oasis Fellowship Ministries in Orlando, established in 2004. She inspires congregational worship with her robust style, coming from a Pentecostal Tradition. Rev. Sue is degreed in Music Performance, and Psychology and Human Services. Rev. Sue expresses her passion for Jesus through high praise and soulful worship that exemplifies Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” The intersection of sexuality and spirituality are dear to her heart as she loves ministering through music and song to those seeking and living in reconciliation with God.

 Director of Community Connections, Megan Currie connect@joymcc.com  Megan Currie is our Director of Community Connections. She is in her final year of seminary at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. She works part-time for Joy seeking to engage our church with one another and the surrounding Orlando community. Megan attended Mars Hill University in Western North Carolina and has a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy. Her concentration in seminary is Congregational Ministry. Megan aspires to go into full-time ministry once she obtains her Master of Divinity. Megan is passionate about the Church and about the inclusion of those who are all too often marginalized and oppressed. In her free time, you can find Megan spending time with people she loves and playing with her puppy, Ernest.

Director of Community Connections, Megan Currie connect@joymcc.com

Megan Currie is our Director of Community Connections. She is in her final year of seminary at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. She works part-time for Joy seeking to engage our church with one another and the surrounding Orlando community. Megan attended Mars Hill University in Western North Carolina and has a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy. Her concentration in seminary is Congregational Ministry. Megan aspires to go into full-time ministry once she obtains her Master of Divinity. Megan is passionate about the Church and about the inclusion of those who are all too often marginalized and oppressed. In her free time, you can find Megan spending time with people she loves and playing with her puppy, Ernest.

 Volunteer Clergy, Rev Shirley Strader  revshirley@joymcc.com

Volunteer Clergy, Rev Shirley Strader
revshirley@joymcc.com

 Director, Administrative Services, Angela Bates  admin@joymcc.com  | (407) 894-1081 ext. 204  Angela Bates is the Director of Administrative Services at Joy Metropolitan Community Church. Angela works “behind the scenes” on several aspects of the Church day to day functions, playing a part in insuring an open, inviting and accepting environment. Angela served 10 years in the Army in several parts of the world, including Germany where she met her soul mate of 27 years, and now wife of 3 years. Angela loves to spend time at home with her family, which includes her beloved dog, Abbie.

Director, Administrative Services, Angela Bates
admin@joymcc.com | (407) 894-1081 ext. 204

Angela Bates is the Director of Administrative Services at Joy Metropolitan Community Church. Angela works “behind the scenes” on several aspects of the Church day to day functions, playing a part in insuring an open, inviting and accepting environment. Angela served 10 years in the Army in several parts of the world, including Germany where she met her soul mate of 27 years, and now wife of 3 years. Angela loves to spend time at home with her family, which includes her beloved dog, Abbie.

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