About Joel Pike
Joel and Renée have been missionaries with YWAM Minneapolis since 2014. Their vision is to “Mentor the Missionaries of Tomorrow,” starting with their 4 children who served alongside them as far away as Nepal and the Philippines. Joel has many roles with YWAM from managing the kitchen to the Leadership Team to leading worship, prayer and community times. He mentors young people as worship leaders, calling them to engage with God’s desire for all nations to worship him. Joel teaches Inductive Bible Study, Repentance and Forgiveness, the Inner Life of a Leader, and facilitates the Kairos Course. He regularly leads Bible studies, worship and preaches at a local Presbyterian church. Renée serves in YWAM’s Accounting Department.
Close to Joel and Renée’s hearts are the Lakota of South Dakota, to whom they lead short term mission trips with the goal of the teams learning from and supporting the local believers. Joel has a vision for producing native heart-language scripture songs and is taking college courses in audio production. Renée is working toward a B.S. in Psychology/Counselling with a Minor in Drug and Alcohol Counselling.
Their aim is to be the kind of worshipers, disciples and missionaries that lead others into the same love for and whole-hearted pursuit of Jesus.