Donnie Shenk joined the Joy El staff in the early summer of 2020. As a child, he spent 12 years serving with his parents on the mission field in Zimbabwe, Africa. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2018 with a degree in Business Management and a Certificate of Religious Studies. Donnie and his family live onsite at Joy El. Along with his wife, Jodi, they have four children – Isabella, Zane, Alina, and KanaNami.
When Donnie is not busy seeing to the needs of the facility he spends most of his time with family and friends. He is also an avid fisherman and mycology enthusiast. Donnie would say that it is only through the Lord’s calling and provision that he and his family are at Joy El. Thankful and blessed to be serving alongside Joy El Staff, his favorite 2 verses come from Colossians 3, which is his guiding passage of scripture.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” – Colossians 3:16-17