While serving 6 churches in 4 states during a 44-year career in music ministry, Donn Wisdom has also interacted with the specifics of planning for, implementing and conducting all aspects of church stewardship, special gifts and major capital projects. His great attention to detail, friendly demeanor and positive personality contributes elements of joy to any program. As a trusted minister and entertaining speaker, Donn provides a close-working and supportive relationship for all involved in capital stewardship campaigns that lift the spirit of church congregants in helping to accomplish the vision of the church. Donn has also provided fund-raising leadership to organizations outside local church and denominations.
Donn earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oral Roberts University in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Master of Music degree from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. In addition to serving the local church in music ministry, he has taught in college as an adjunct, served in leadership of a national organization of pastoral musicians and led in clinics, workshops and retreats on various topics with various age groups.
A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Donn and his wife, Jo Joyce, his supportive partner of 38 years have two married children, Allyson and Jonathan, and three grandsons – Lucas, Nathan and Joshua. Their daughter and her family are active members of a local congregation; and their son and his family are currently serving in a 2-year mission opportunity in Brisbane, Australia.
Through personal faith, calling and ministry, Donn has discovered that the real joy in life comes from commitment, loving and giving – which are the basics for all successful capital stewardship programs.
Surely the angels in Heaven sing and dance to the music that is found in giving.