Pastor Hoyer

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The son of Rev. & Mrs. Victor Hoyer, Joel has resided in various sections of our country. He was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in upstate New York and spent his high school years in Manilla, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI in 1981, and graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1985 with a Master of Divinity degree.

On August 3, 1984, Pastor Hoyer married the former Joni Walter of Bay City, MI. Joni is educated as a Lutheran teacher and is currently working at CAPS daycare. Joel and Joni are blessed with three children: Jonathan, age 22, Jayne, age 21, and Jenna, age 12.

Pastor Hoyer served Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle, NE for 8 years before taking the call to Grace, Coopersville in 1994. His interests, beyond making more and better disciples for Jesus, are: playing basketball, home improvement, making walking sticks, and more home improvement.