Joan Yorba-Gray

Joanie holds a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) and was a licensed therapist when she was infected by her first husband and diagnosed with HIV in 1988. Shortly after that, her husband died and left her with 2 small children. Today, Joanie and her husband of 23 years, Dr. Galen Yorba Gray, oversee the Hispanic ministry of He Intends Victory. Joanie has a special gift of speaking to women facing HIV/AIDS. She is the author of our ministry resource and wonderful book, “In His Shadow”, a devotional for Christians living with HIV/AIDS and now in Spanish, Amharic (Ethiopia), and Swahili. Joanie has traveled the world with the message of hope to those living with HIV/AIDS. With Joanie and Galen’s families combined, they now have four children and four grandchildren. Lake Stevens, WA

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