Nathan and Joy met while they attended training in Georgia before becoming missionaries in July 2015. They were missionaries in 10 countries throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Nathan and Joy were engaged in August of 2016 and were married 2 months later in October of 2016.
Nathan was born in Colorado, growing up in Idaho and Texas, and graduated from Clearwater Christian College in Florida. Joy was born and raised in Toledo, OH, and graduated from the University of Toledo.
Together they have 2 dogs, 2 parrots, and 2 snakes. All of which have been rescued.
Nathan hates shoes and prefers to be barefoot always, even while on the hot African ground where they served one of their missions together.
They were also barefoot for their wedding.
Joy and Nathan moved to Washington Court House, OH after returning to the States, when Nathan was hired to be the youth and children’s minister at South Side Church. Meanwhile, Joy became a middle school teacher at Miami Trace.
One day their dream is to have their own homestead and live on an off grid farm.
On Sunday, July 7th at 10:47 A.M. exactly one week and one day after these photos were taken, Ari Rose Borish was welcomed into the world. She was 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 20 inches long. She is absolutely beautiful and represents so much love these two share. It was an honor to meet the two of you and take these photos for you. I’m looking forward to taking Ari’s newborn photos as well. What an incredible journey you have taken together! Wishing you many more adventures and memories to come with your newest addition!