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                                                                              While currently a resident of Pittsburgh, I

                                                                              grew up in Waynesburg, PA, a small town

                                                                              about an hour south of the “big city,” where

                                                                              my father was a mine foreman and my

                                                                              mother, the society editor for the local paper. 

                                                                              I am the youngest of their three daughters.  I

                                                                              attended Waynesburg College (now

                                                                              Waynesburg University) and worked as a

                                                                              certified financial planner before retiring in

                                                                              2005 in order to spend more time traveling                                                                                     with my husband, Bryan, whom I married on

                                                                              New Year’s Eve 1993.


While I was brought up in a Christian home, it wasn’t until the summer before ninth grade that I really began to understand what it meant to make Jesus the Lord of my life. In my late twenties I was a youth leader for a group called Challenge. Upon moving to Pittsburgh, I became involved in young adult ministries and women’s studies. I have led numerous retreats and seminars and have spoken most recently on such topics as: The Ten Commandments, The Inner Beauty of a Woman, My Heart Christ’s Home (based on the book by Robert Boyd Munger) and How Does Your Garden Grow.


For over 20 years I have been an approved speaker for Stonecroft Ministries (aka Christian Women’s Clubs). The goal of this ministry is for Christian women to invite non-Christian women to hear the good news about Christ in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. I hope that each time I share my story of being lost (and then found) it touches those women who also find themselves lost without Christ.

My husband and I divide our time between Pittsburgh and the beautiful town of Durango, CO where we ski, golf,  go 4-wheeling and hike. While there, I attend the First United Methodist Church of Durango. When in Pittsburgh, I lead a small Bible study called the GIFT Group. (GIFT stands for: Girlfriends In Fellowship Together.)


I have been blessed with three stepsons, three daughters-in-law and seven wonderful grandchildren.


If you are interested in having me speak for one of your groups, send me a message through the contact page. I will get back to you as soon as possible.


About Me

Joyce Hondru

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