Our Team

Joe T. Veal

Joe T. Veal

Founder & CEO


Born in Milledgeville Georgia, Joe served in the United States Marine Corps 1984-88. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1992, he worked in the field of golf course design and construction for twelve years, including several years for Arnold Palmer.

Joe was gloriously saved in 1998, called to preach in 1999 and founded You Turn Ministries in 2004. He and his wife Liz have four children and reside in Ohio.

Jessika Goad

Jessika Goad

Executive Assistant to the President


Jessika has experience working as an Executive Assistant and helping corporations and non-profits with strategic planning and project management. She also worked for her local church as their Finance Administrator and Youth Ministry Director.

Jessika and her husband of 28 years live in Boerne, Texas and have two children. She loves to read, relax at the beach, and share a good meal with family and friends. She also helps various non-profits with their fundraising events and is fluent in Spanish.

Steve Lyons

Steve Lyons

Director of Administration and Logistics


Steve coordinates volunteer teams who work with You Turn. His on-the-ground experiences serving in Malawi have equipped him to help churches plan successful ministry trips. Steve has a missionary endorsement from his home church.

Married to Angela in 1990, Steve enjoys sports and hanging out with his family. Steve works with indigenous You Turn partners showing the Jesus Film, leading discipleship trainings and sharing the Gospel.

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