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MEET JOYCE

Journeying with individuals, groups and clergy to see and live out their power, creativity and possibility.

CLERGY

COACH

OPERA SINGER 

ACTOR

PLAYWRIGHT

PASTORAL COUNSELOR

AUTHOR

DANCER

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

TEACHER

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

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The Rev. Dr. Joyce is an optimistic, feisty minister and coach—intent on seeing people thrive. She comes from a wellness model of supporting what is growing and developing, with a deep belief in what is possible when we partner with Life.

You're invited to dive into what could be possible for you and your community through a partnership with Joyce and her work. 

Joyce's primary focus is coaching individuals, groups and clergy—while providing ritual, speaking and facilitating, hosting events, and performing.

Her past work has included designing and building programs to enhance wellbeing in communities and parishes. She began the Big Heart Wellness Center in Livermore, California at St. Bartholomew's Church, including case management and an organic garden. Joyce convened an ecosystem of nonprofits on the campus of St. James in Kent, Washington. She started the arts nonprofit Andiamo! in Juneau, Alaska that still brings classical music and education to underserved, rural communities. While going to seminary and working, Joyce self-published a book on her cancer survival. (Check it out below!) She commissioned and co-wrote a piece of vocal and dance performance based on sounds from her breast MRI test, premiered at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has written and received many grants for community projects such as: a grocery giveaway program during the Pandemic through The Episcopal Church; a garden program that fed neighbors in need through Seattle Tilth Alliance; and a three-month sabbatical funded by the Lilly Foundation to explore the juncture of Celtic Spirituality, Creative Arts and Cancer Survival. She ​produced Arctic Magic Flute for and with the Native Alaskan village of Kotzebue. And over the 11 years of Joyce's priesthood, she has created and collaborated on over ten unique Sacred Arts Camps for youth and adults.

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (DMIN) IN PASTORAL COUNSELING, SAN FRANCISCO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Dissertation explored creative arts therapies as tools for helping women heal the traumatic effects of cancer treatments. The body of work included leading a symposium in the Pacific Northwest that included cancer caregivers, art therapists and survivors.

 

CERTIFIED COACH, WELLCOACHES SCHOOL OF COACHING
 

MASTER OF DIVINITY (MDIV), PACIFIC SCHOOL OF RELIGION     

 

CONTINUING PASTORAL EDUCATION (CPE) IN CHAPLAINCY, PACIFIC HEALTH MINISTRIES / KAPIOLANI HOSPITAL 
                   

MASTER'S CERTIFICATE, OPERA PROGRAM, BOSTON CONSERVATORY 
 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN VOICE AND THEATER / DANCE, WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL SPECIALTIES: COUNSELING, ARTS, LITURGICS, INTERCULTURAL SENSITIVITY, ECUMENISM 

Sacred Dance for Healing; Liturgical Movement                        Carla De Sola, Pacific School of Religion (PSR)

Liturgics                                                                                                  Louis Weill, Ruth Meyers, CDSP

Bibliodrama and Ecumenical Worship Committee                   Andrea Bieler, PSR

Art and Religion                                                                                   Wilson Yates, PSR and Union Theological School

Christian Religious Education                                                          Boyung Lee, PSR (Groome and Friere)

Multicultural Congregations                                                             Faustino Cruz, former dean, Franciscan School 

Urban Ministry and Outreach                                                           Yvette Flunder, City of Refuge, San Francisco

Faith Based Advocacy                                                                         Justice and Witness Ministries, Washington D.C.

Community Organizing                                                                     Genesis, a Gamaliel Affiliate, Oakland CA

Leadership and Facilitation                                                               Fierce, Inc., Seattle WA & College for Congregational Development,
                                                                                                                   Diocese of Olympia

"I believe the world would be a better place if all humans unlocked their creativity. If we all felt like artists who are painting or dancing or writing or composing our lives. Dreaming our lives. To feel like a masterpiece–one that keeps evolving, not just hanging in a museum. People seeing their life in an art studio where new masterpieces are being created all the time. A creative process. 

There can be an excitement in possibility—like opening a present, a surprise. Life can feel like drudgery and then when you awaken to possibility, it’s like opening a gift you didn’t know you had. You want to share it with everyone: ‘I’ve had this present all along! Maybe you have one too! Let’s go look for it!’

 

We’re so often told who we have to be. Who we should be. More often than not, it’s more narrow a description than anyone could ever fit into. A spiritual equivalent of a size 2 when you're a size 14. 

 

We’re put into boxes everyday. Even when we die, we’re put into boxes. Our whole culture and economy is based on us comparing ourselves to others. Seeing if we measure up. It’s really hard to get away from that way of thinking and being. Breaking out of those boxes can be scary. We can bust out of those boxes and have some self-leadership. Announcing ourselves! Outside the lines, and saying ‘No, thank you. That’s not the shape of me.’ "

THE REV. DR. JOYCE PARRY-MOORE

JOYCE'S BOOK

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The book steps through the journey of Joyce Parry-Moore as she finds a lump, finds a doctor, finds friends, finds a calling and finds herself. Told in vignettes that weave in the healing properties of music and dance, you’ll laugh and cry–and sing and dance!–as you come along on her journey.

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