EL Leaders

Joycelyn L. Lewis

Executive Director


Joycelyn, (pronounced JOYce-Lin). I ask everyone to keep the joy in my name because I need all the joy I can get. :)


I consider myself to be an overcomer. I have overome the obstacles of growing up in a single parent low-income inner city household and pursued the call that God has placed on my life. 


 I am  a native of Lexington, Ky and have served with Equipping Lydia since 2012 in numerous capacities.  


I am passionate about leading retreats for those who need of spiritual renewal, mentoring those who sense a call to be spiritual formation leaders, preaching, formative spirituality, organizational, congregational and leadership development.


If you want to get me excited, give me a problem that needs to be solved related to leadership, congregational or organizational development.  God has graced me with  the gift of asking probing questions that get to the heart of a problem along with wisdom to provide practical solutions.  


I enjoy reading, painting, photography and writing. My love for my  husband Wendell, daughter Dominae, son Darius, grandson Josiah,  five goddaughters, extended family and friends motivate me  to live my legacy through living out my unique communal call. 


I have my  Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation,

a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership,

I have been trained in Spiritual Direction through the Epiphany Academy and will be completing the two-year certification program in formative spirituality at the Epiphany Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in November 2018. 


To contact joycelyn email her at joycelyn@equippinglydia.org


Or to schedule a meeting with Joycelyn or a mentoring session click below.

Kandace Davies, Volunteer Coordinator

Kandace Davies is a homemaker, friend, mother, and intercessor, who has leadership roles with Mothers of Preschoolers International (MOPS) and Every Nation Campus Ministry. 

She is married to Conrad Davies and they have three world-changing children: Conrad, Jr. (CJ), Levi, and Sarah Arden.

She and her husband are  bi-vocational missionaries, and lead the Every Nation Campus (ENC) work at the University of Kentucky (UK) under the support of the Bethel World Outreach Church (Nashville, TN) and Bethel Cincinnati Church. The Davies have trained and developed leaders at UK since November 2012, and continue to watch God transform college students, marriages, families, and young mothers through discipleship, lifestyle evangelism, and preaching of the gospel. 


Kandace has a heart to see women transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit's work through prayer and creating intentional space in their lives for a greater intimacy with Jesus Christ.


Kandace also serves on the EL Board of Directors. 

Belinda Polk, Book Keeper

Belinda is from a small town in Western Kentucky. She's been married to her husband, Demone Polk, going on 8 years now. They have 2 beautiful girls, Miriam 6 and Jessie 4.  


Her favorite hobbies are anything fun with the family; movie night, swimming, reading, amusement parks, etc.

 When she is alone she  loves to sing.  Belinda has worked in the finance world for over 15 years.  



Our Scheduler

Our scheduler has gifts in communication and administration. 


She has also has a heart for prayer.