Joni was raised in a pastor’s home in Fort Worth, Texas, but it wasn’t until her experience at a church youth camp that she realized she was destined for a life of vocational ministry.
She received her education from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, and in 1986, married Dale Oquist. Joni has faithfully served in various areas of ministry including youth, young adults, and music, but her passion is getting to work with women as they discover who they are in Christ.
Joni has held women’s ministry positions in two previous churches in Wisconsin and Washington. She enjoys writing, teaching Bible studies, and developing leaders, and has become a pillar of support for women at Peoples Church.
She and Dale have three grown children and one daughter-in-love. Joni never meets and stranger, and takes every opportunity to break out in song or share a fun story with whomever will listen!