One of the attributes of a "Knight in Shining Armor" is that he rescued you from a difficult situation. Joe is truly a “Knight in Shining Armor” as he and his loving wife Shaunda have rescued a multitude of grieving moms and dads on their journey of grief through Umbrella Ministries. There are no words to express what a blessing Joe has been helping bereaved parents celebrate their precious children through worship music, encouraging messages, and memorable candlelighting programs.  Plus, Joe and Shaunda have given hope to grieving couples in their marriage workshop and have spoken at several bereaved couple’s dinners. They are loved by all they have ministered to at the Umbrella Ministries ‘Journey of the Heart’ weekend conferences all across the United States.”

— Daisy Catchings-Shader and Donna Luke, Umbrella Ministries co-founders, Palm Springs (CA)


Both Joe and Shaunda are available for public speaking opportunities and conferences, where Joe also offers music services as well as leading worship. He also leads breakout sessions on worship topics (Planning effective worship, The Nashville Number System, etc..), and more importantly, they both share breakouts in areas of grief.

 These "grief focused" breakout sessions include titles like "SAME BUT DIFFERENT, Navigating Grief as Husband and Wife" and "THE TREASURE BOX".  Joe also leads a breakout (or a full message) entitled "Lessons From Loss", based on the life of the biblical character Job.

For music or grief conferences, there is assuredly a "value added" component when you invite Joe and Shaunda!