Tonya first joined FUMC Joshua in 1990 as a co-youth director along with her then fiancé Will. Tonya has been a part of the staff since 2007. She served as children’s ministry leader for seven years and another 6 years as Christian Education/Adult Discipleship leader. Tonya has a passion for bringing scripture “to life” for others and for helping everyone discover what it means not just to be a follower but a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Tonya has a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree from Texas Wesleyan University, and she is a Certified Christian Educator in the United Methodist Church. Tonya and Will have raised their children in the FUMC Joshua family and this is where they have found their community of Christian friends.
Tonya says that the thing that brings her the greatest joy is spending time with family and journaling in her Bible. Her favorite verse is Psalm 40:1-3.
Tonya has been married to Will for over 30 years and they have 5 children (3 children and 2 in-loves). When not at home you can often find her visiting her children in Galveston, Dallas and Stillwater, Oklahoma. She and Will love to travel and are enjoying their recently emptied nest.