Julie and her husband Dan live in Vilonia, Arkansas. They were married on May 19th, 1979 and have two grown children. They are very active in their church, First Baptist Church, Vilonia, where Dan is the Children’s Pastor.
Julie received her Bachelor’s Degree at Liberty University in 1979. She and Dan were state-side missionaries for 18 years when God changed their plans and called them to join FBC Vilonia staff in May 2001.
Their daughter Sarah is married to PFC Jonathon Roggatz and they have a daughter, Rose. Julie and Dan's son Ben is currently a computer tech at Arkansas Heart Hospital and is engaged to Chantelle.
Julie has been on two Pure Joy retreats; the first to the Dominican Republic and the second to Prague, Czech Republic, both in 2012. God called her to join the Pure Joy staff in November, 2013.
Since 2014 Julie has journeyed through two cancers, with chemo/radiation during both times. One (of many) verses that have blessed her is Psalm 18:2 "The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliverer; my God, my Strength, in Whom I trust (take refuge); my Shield and the horn of my salvation, my Stronghold.