Pastor Joel has been the associate pastor at Harper Church since 1999. He graduated from Prairie Bible Institute with an emphasis on Bible and Mission. His connection with Harper goes way back to 1979 when he was in full-time ministry at the church before being sent out as a missionary to Europe in 1981. He and his family returned to the U.S. in 1997 are have resided in Port Orchard ever since. For fun, Joel and Leslie entertain the grandkids and watch Thomas the Tank Engine and re-runs of Mister Rogers Neighborhood.