Empowering and teaching women to connect with God so they can connect with their husband, children, friends and others.

The building block for women's ministry is relationships.  Women's Connect gives women the opportunity to connect with other women to build relationships, encourage one another, have times of fellowship, worship together and hear a faith filled message that will activate their faith to move any mountain in their life.

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The Reyes Family


Luis, Tricia (founders of Church of Joy in Waukegan, IL) Madison, Matthew Reyes.

My Story

I am truly amazed and thankful for my life! In the first 18 years of my life I had a whole different vision for my life never knowing I would be the person I am today! Part of that is because I had not come to know my first love Jesus Christ. I deeply fell in love with Him when I was 21 years old, since then my whole life has been changed and transformed by His love!


Interestingly, that same year I met the other love of my life and best friend  my husband and we got married a year later when I was 22 years old. So young, yet so ready to conquer the world with my new husband and my faith in God!  My husband and I have been married for 20 years and have worked together in the ministry for 19 years.  I have two amazing children, Madison and Matthew.


I am so honored to work in ministry and I have always said "it's a privilege to serve the Lord".  I am so grateful for all that the Lord has done in my life and I am continually amazed of all that He is and all that He does.  I have such a passion to help empower other women to be all that God has created them to be.  Every one of us has a purpose and plan, and sometimes we need encouragement to go through the different seasons of our life.


Tricia is a pastor's wife and is the co-founder of The New Church Of Joy, Reach A Generation.  She helps oversee parts of the ministry operations and has a thriving Women's Ministry in her church.  Tricia is a spokesperson for Reach A Generation, raising awareness in reaching the younger generation.  Tricia is an author and blogger, she has a heart to see others get empowered by God's word to fulfill their God given purpose and learn to thrive in the different seasons of their life. She also helps manage her daughter Madison's Music Ministry.  www.maddierey.com


Articles & Resources

New book by Tricia Reyes



Get your copy of of Tricia's new book "In Between Chapters," as she speaks on the different seasons of life we all face.  This book is a must-read for both women

and men.

Tricia is a featured contributing writer for Charisma Magazine's online publication, "Ministry Today."  Read her powerful articles below.


To have Tricia come speak at your event or be a guest at your function, please fill out the form below:



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Tricia Reyes


Church of Joy/Reach A Generation


2000 Western Ave.

Waukegan, IL 60087

ph: (847) 731-2117

fax: (847) 731-2230