Deck the Halls Advent Wreath Workshop
The advent season is a time of preparation to prepare our hearts and minds for the birth of our Lord. The Advent wreath itself is an enduring celebration of hope.
About The Presenters
Joy Fitzgerald Hilley holds a master’s degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s from the University of Kentucky. She and her husband, Joe, are the parents of two young adults—a professional ballerina and a film photography student. They have made Houston their home since 2011. She is a full-time artist with a studio in The Silos, which is located on the Sawyer Yards campus in the heart of Houston’s art district. Her abstract expressionist work examines the interplay between faith and art, particularly the mysteries of the Spirit.
In addition to her art career, Joy authored Daily Prayer: A Modern Guide to Ancient Practices and created the accompanying course. She is an active member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and the Order of St. Luke, an international healing prayer ministry through which she is certified as a prayer minister and teacher. Joy often speaks about the intersection of faith and art, living in the Spirit, and seeking beauty. As a consultant, she also provides art direction to non-profit organizations. Joy is an avid reader, edits books and manuscripts, and is fully committed to using the Oxford comma. Her idea of a perfect evening is having friends and family gather at her home for dinner and then linger at the table for hours—sharing stories and laughing until their sides hurt.
Susie Miller is a floral designer, landscaper, wedding coordinator, and private event coordinator. Her talents have been admired for more than two decades at Houston Country Club, where she has worked both in landscaping and as the supervisor of the floral department. Since 2009, she has been an honorary member of the River Oaks Garden Club, where she volunteers her services for the Azalea Trail. Susie loves helping others, creating beautiful designs, and spreading joy and love to all who come across her path.