Bill Moritz


Bill is the founder of the Joy to the World Foundation and serves as its President. Bill established Moritz and Associates, PC a law firm that specialized in Estate and Business planning and nonprofit organizations. He has worked with many charitable organizations and leaders around the world. Bill also co-founded New Horizons Foundation and serves as its Executive Director. He is the author of Unlocking The Full Potential of Your Assets; Creative Uses of the Charitable Remainder Unitrust. Bill and his wife, Mary Lee, established Joy To The World Foundation in Thailand in memory of their daughter.

Chris Stroup

Director of Strategic Initiatives

and Growth

Chris came to Joy to the World Foundation in 2018 with more than 15 years of leadership experience with nonprofit organizations. He is passionate about helping charitable individuals and organizations expand their impact through careful strategic planing and execution.

Chris and his wife and three children live in Colorado Springs. 

Deanne Ward

MyHope Director

Deanne Ward has worked for more than 30 years in collaborative partnerships with many non-profits throughout the world. Her passion is to impact the lives of others for the cause of Christ. Deanne has traveled to more than 50 countries with this purpose. Her heart is to minister to those who are the most forsaken in many cultures—the widow and the orphan.

In 2002, she was ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by World Challenge, Inc. She has worked with various churches, ministries, and non-profits, establishing and cultivating leadership teams. 

She is a visionary executive with a vast experience managing all levels of multiple projects. She has served on a number of non-profit board of directors.


Deanne currently resides in Colorado Springs with her singer/songwriter husband, Matthew Ward. They have three grown daughters and keep busy with their five grandsons and one granddaughter.

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