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Joelle Maryn

Born and raised in Marlboro, NY, Joelle Maryn grew up in musical theatre and made her first stage appearance at 5 years old. She is an actress/singer and has modeled for national brands such as Jergens, has been on billboards in Times Square, appeared on numerous book covers, films and news interviews and is the former Host of ABC's Trend TV. Joelle also founded a luxury line of anti-aging makeup which has been featured on ABC, NBC, VH1 and in Vanity Fair, Star and Redbook.

In 2012, she hit rock bottom and was completely empty despite these worldly accomplishments. She had a major spiritual encounter with Jesus and in His mercy, was given another chance to love and lead others to Him. She now works with youth and adults to cultivate spiritual growth in their lives and to have a personal relationship with Jesus through her talks and the healing power of prayer, music and the sacraments. 

Joelle is a key note speaker for various retreats, youth groups, woman

conferences, adult faith classes,schools and universities on topics such as Beauty from a Biblical Perspective & Modesty, Theology of the Body, Discernment of Spirits/Discerning God's Will, Spiritual Warfare and Prayer. She worked six years with teens at Austin Children’s Shelter and has also worked with Dress for Success and Lifeworks. She is currently the Director of High School Youth Ministry at Emmaus Catholic Parish. 

Joelle is also a member of the Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites and has a certification in the Catechesis of Human Love from the Diocese of Austin.

Her greatest claim to fame is that she is a mamma of two amazing children who are full of joy and have seen God work miracles in their lives.