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Julie Gariss - Joplin MO

Julie Gariss has had the privilege of speaking/teaching for Christ for the last twenty-five years.  Joining two of her loves -- people and the Scriptures, Julie will do her best to encourage, motivate and inspire.  Often accompanying her travels is her friend, Gladys Frump, a made-up character with a real life flavor.  Gladys becomes the mirror in which we see our own faults and struggles, yet the pain is lessened because of her comedic presentations.

She has also authored a women's Bible study -- Living Whole in a Broken World.  It is a seven week study centered on the life of Joseph.

Julie is married to Randy, her husband of forty years.  All of their married life has been spent in ministry, with thirty-three years being spent serving the College Heights Christian Church family in Joplin, MO.  In July 2015, Randy and Julie accepted the position of Directors of Life and Ministry Preparation with Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO.  It is their delight that they now have the job of preparing the next generation of students for kingdom work.

Julie and Randy have three married children with eight grandchildren -- the joyful compensation for getting older!