Joy Netanya Thompson is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. She earned her B.A. in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College and her M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, where she concentrated her studies on the intersection of theology and the arts. Her capstone project was a collection of essays entitled Telling the Treasure: Reflections, Essays, and Anecdotes from a Backslidden Mystic. While studying at Fuller, Joy worked as an editorial assistant for the seminary’s Office of Public Affairs. Later, she served as assistant editor at Outreach magazine in Colorado Springs, Colo., then as an editor at Azusa Pacific University. She currently serves as a communications senior editor at Fuller Seminary. Her literary inspiration comes from C.S. Lewis, Anne Lamott, Fredrick Buechner, and Madeleine L’Engle, to name a few. Joy’s work has been published by outlets including Sojourners, Motherwell, RELEVANT, No Sidebar, The Art of Simple, the MOPS International blog, and in FULLER and Outreach magazines.

In December 2011 Joy Moyal married Robert Thompson, an L.A. native and structural engineer. Their daughter, Zadie, joined the family in January 2016.

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