Joyce Gregor lives at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado. She is a graduate of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio with a BA in Religious Studies and Sociology. She has worked with churches, religious nonprofit organizations and religious outreach programs as well as a presenter for retreat ministry.
Her literary achievements have included poems and articles in several magazines and anthologies. She penned the words of Lourdes University Alma Mater and she has been a contributor to the “Encore Anthology,” published by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. and the Columbine Poets Anthology, “Poetry On Track.” For the past three years, she has been working with a team of writers and actresses in writing and performing the play, “Interruptions,” which highlights women’s stories about transcending personal struggles and interruptions in their lives. Joyce has recently published a gift book, “Flowers of Faith”, and is currently writing a book on the History of old Colorado Church Structures built before 1900.
Joyce is past participant of the Hambidge Center Resident workshop. She was awarded the Senior Poet Laureate title for Colorado in 2009, through Amy Kitchener’s Angels Without Wings Foundation. In 2013 she was the annual Daisie Robinson Winner through the Poetry Society of Colorado.
Joyce is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Pikes Peak Branch. She served for three years as a team for the League of American Pen Women, Pikes Peak Branch which brings poetry education and writing to children in the elementary classroom.
For the past eighteen years, Joyce has worked as a grant writer and consultant for nonprofit and religious organizations in Colorado communities. Most recently she has provided direction and acted as grant writer and administrator for historic churches on preservation/restoration projects. Partial funding for these projects has been obtained through grants from the Colorado Historical Society and the National Trust Fund.