Abby Elam

Counseling Center Assistant

Abby Elam

Counseling Center Assistant

Abby is our Counseling Center Assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Middle Tennessee State University and has spent the last several years working for different nonprofit organizations and ministries. Abby has always felt a strong call to ministry, specifically in caring for others and making them feel safe and loved no matter their circumstances.

Over the last 8 years she has worked with the ministry of YoungLife on both a professional and volunteer basis.   In 2014 her work with YoungLife brought her to Jasper where she was first introduced to The Joy House.  She has since felt a connection to what the Lord is doing in the lives of families and teens through the Joy House ministry.  After a few years of working with YoungLife in another state she found herself back in Georgia and looking to live out her calling in a new way.  God opened an unexpected door for Abby to join the Joy House ministry team to provide administrative assistance and a welcoming presence in the counseling center.