Joy of Living would like to announce that after 39 years of dedicated leadership, Kathy Rowland has stepped down from the role of director, effective June 1, 2019. She and her husband have permanently moved to their home in South Dakota. Kathy has not left the Joy of Living team completely, but will continue to work remotely, on a part-time basis, as an editor and author, along with fulfilling other responsibilities. Her leadership and presence in the office will be sorely missed.
The eldest daughter of Joy of Living founder Doris Greig, Kathy was eighteen when her mother began writing and teaching the first Joy of Living Bible study in 1971. Kathy graduated from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, where she met and married her husband, Gary. Their first child was born in 1979.
While Kathy’s family began to expand, Joy of Living was also expanding beyond anything Doris had dreamed. From one class in 1971, Joy of Living had grown to 50 classes in 1979. Doris needed someone with a heart for the Lord and for this ministry to oversee the day-to-day operation of Joy of Living. Who better than her daughter, Kathy? Overseeing Joy of Living would, at first, allow Kathy to work part-time out of her home, while being a full-time mother. However, a part-time job it would not remain...