Executive Director & Founder
Joy Forrest is the founder and executive director of Called to Peace Ministries. She is author of Called to Peace: A Survivor’s Guide to Finding Peace & Healing After Domestic Abuse and the Called to Peace Companion Workbook. Joy holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been active in counseling ministry since 2005. She has been an advocate for victims of abuse since 1997 and held the position of Community Educator with a local domestic violence agency in the early 2000’s.
Joy is a contributing expert for DivorceCare’s recovery support group curriculum and the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship’s Counseling Care for Domestic Abuse videos. In her spare time, she loves traveling and spending time with her family– especially her 11 grandchildren.