Joy Cover

National Race Director

From an early age, Joy knew she was called to full-time ministry. In hopes of having a viable trade that would allow her to serve in countries closed to missionaries, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in photojournalism from Gardner-Webb University. She completed a master degree in public health in 2010 which expanded her skills in evaluating population need and facilitating project development and management.

Since 2006, Joy has been involved with various nonprofits that have provided her with experience in planning and facilitating trainings and conferences domestically and internationally, managing international staff, and performing general administration. After moving to Lynchburg in 2012, Joy continued developing her nonprofit career through two different organizations which allowed her to provide community education and program development and implementation.

Joy joined Freedom 4/24 in 2015 as National Race Director, a role that has enabled her to combine her passions of advocating for those with no voice, training individuals and teams for the purpose of excellent event facilitation, and implementing practical, community-based programming, all toward the end goal of eliminating human trafficking. Joy and her husband, Michael, live in Lynchburg where they invest in as many adventures as possible.