Joyce Petzold Scholarship Fund
The Joyce Petzold Scholarship fund was established in 2017 to honor the life of Joyce Petzold, a beloved member of the Drawing Near to God ministry family.
At the urging of her daughter, Joyce attended Drawing Near to God for the first time during the Spring 2016 semester. Her daughter gave her the gift of DNG and once she joined, her life was forever changed. She found “sisters in Christ” in her DNG Small Group, she learned to make space for God in her life, and found peace and joy in her relationship with Christ. In September of 2017, Joyce went to be with the Lord leaving behind a tremendous story of faith and inspiration. Her DNG Small Group felt led to honor her memory by establishing the Joyce Petzold Scholarship, making it possible for any woman to attend DNG regardless of their financial situation. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to cover the cost of registration and materials fees to attend the weekly Teaching & Worship Experience.