Children's Ministry Director
Joy and her family moved to the Clinton area in June 2017 and began attending Journey Church at that time. Previously she had directed the children’s ministry for a mid-week moms’ group and taught Sunday School at her former church in St. Louis, Missouri. Joy is married to Jason and they have six children ranging in age from 3 to 13. She loves reading, being outdoors with her family, and caring for their collection of animals.
Bookkeeper, Church Staff
Laura Jorgensen is a lifelong resident of Clinton and has attended Clinton EFC for almost 30 years. She has a BA in Accounting from St Ambrose University and has practiced accounting at the Super Wash corporate office since January of 1996. She has served as the church’s bookkeeper since 2013. Through the years, she’s volunteered in Awana, the Deaconess Board, Music Team, Nursery, and Children’s Church. She has 3 adult sons: Ben (Kim), Andy, and Michael (Shea). She has enjoyed being a grandma since February 2019. She enjoys music, reading, nature, and spending time with friends and family. She is grateful for a supportive church family and for God’s faithfulness through the years.
Jon was born and raised in Fulton Illinois, the son of John H. and Katherine Balk. He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age and spent his childhood heavily bathed in the teaching of God’s Word. He currently lives near Erie, Illinois. Jon married his wife Lisa in 1981, and they have 3 grown children, Justin, Amy, and Sara. Jon and Lisa currently have 7 grandchildren. Jon retired from Exelon Nuclear at Quad Cities Nuclear Plant after spending 34 years in Maintenance. He loves the Lord and counts this church and this church family as one of his greatest blessings.