Joy Bannen was born and raised just outside the majestic smoky mountains of Tennessee. She now lives among the cornfields of Ohio with her husband and 3 girls. Joy lives off of Jesus, family time and coffee. She is passionate about her faith and teaching. When she is not in the classroom teaching students with special needs, she is meeting with local women for Bible study in coffee shops or her living room. Joy earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University. She is currently working on her masters in Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Waiting on Hope is Joy’s first published work.