Las Vegas native Robin Joyce, who ran one of the most successful advertising/PR agencies in Nevada for 25 years and served most recently as Director of Advancement at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School for nearly 7 years, has joined Olive Crest Nevada as Senior Development Director, Executive Director Jimmy Monaghan announced Wednesday.
Joyce will be responsible for fundraising for the Las Vegas branch and will help direct Olive Crest Nevada’s capital campaign.
“We are excited to have a person with Robin’s people skills and vast background to be part of our team in Las Vegas,” Monaghan said. “Robin is well-known throughout the city and Nevada and brings both energy and credibility to our mission to help end child abuse and neglect and create a strong family for every child in our community.”
Joyce was president and CEO of Joyce Advertising and oversaw the firm’s advertising and public relations campaigns. He also managed nearly 50 political campaigns and ballot initiatives, winning 75 percent, and ran the largest airport advertising program in the world at Las Vegas McCarran Airport with annual sales of nearly $10 million before he sold it to what is now Lamar Advertising.
Following his career in advertising, Joyce joined the staff at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in 2008 and became an ordained pastor in February 2009. He served as Canyon Ridge’s Men’s and Senior Adults pastor until April 2015, when he accepted the director position in Faith Lutheran’s development office and helped raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for the school until taking a work sabbatical last September.
Joyce has a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Nevada in Reno and a Master’s in Christian Leadership from Hope International University in Fullerton, California. He was Alumnus of the Year at his alma mater and also gave the commencement address to his graduating class at Hope.
In 2004, Joyce founded the Christian Business Network (CBN), which begins its 18th year in ministry to the Las Vegas community next month. CBN is a monthly luncheon for business and ministry leaders that seeks to promote Godly values and principles in one’s personal and professional lives.
Joyce and his wife, Patty, will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Sept. 5, 2022. They have two children, Jillian Joyce Kaufmann, a professor of communication at Illinois State University, and Miles Joyce, who is studying to be a marriage and family therapist at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Joyce is an avid hiker and enjoys traveling with his wife.
About Olive Crest
Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of nearly 200,000 abused, neglected, and vulnerable children and their families. The organization works tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe and loving homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents.
Olive Crest’s many innovative programs reflect a conviction that strengthening the family is the most powerful way to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and the families it serves even after they have graduated from the organization’s programs.
In 2021, Olive Crest served over 25,000 children and families throughout Nevada, California and the Pacific Northwest. For information, call (702) 685-3459 or visit: www.olivecrest.org/nevada
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