Our Staff

April Cyr

April Cyr

Office Administrator

April joined the Erin Staff in July of 2016 and is blessed by the many dear friends she has made over the years, along with the ability to serve the Lord.

April went to college to go into the medical field, but was called away to serve in the Church; first working at Fellowship Church in Knoxville as the Worship and Communications Admin, then here at Erin, after a 4-year break to homeschool her now-graduated daughter.

She enjoys reading Biblical and Christian historical fiction, baking (especially in Autumn), and doing anything creative, artistic or crafty.

April, Matthew and Sophia enjoy camping as often as possible in Spring and Autumn, and they attend renaissance and historical festivals whenever they can.

Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Book: Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers
Favorite Movies: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, all Indiana Jones and Avengers movies.

Joy Bornhoeft

Joy Bornhoeft

Family Ministries Leader

Joy joined the Erin staff in February 2012.  She, her husband Justin, and their two daughters have been part of the Erin family since 2006. As the Family Ministries Leader, Joy develops and coordinates Children’s Sunday School, Planet Worship (Erin’s Children Church), Pioneer Club (a Wednesday Night Program for kids), and Vacation Bible School.

Joy is a former member of Erin’s Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and an active member of Presbyterian Women, and the Choir. She also is actively involved in Erin’s Discipleship, Fellowship & Congregational Care, and Creative Expressions ministries.

Joy grew up in Maryland, where she earned a B. A. in Biology from Western Maryland College. After college, she moved south to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned a M. S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. For six years, she worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in Albany, GA. She has always loved animals and is committed to the conservation and stewardship of God’s creation.

She enjoys taking care of her family and their home, crafting, cooking and sharing food with family and friends.

Favorite hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Favorite food: Italian, especially pizza
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite movie: The Sound of Music

Joe Jaynes

Joe Jaynes

Choir Director

Joe Jaynes has been directing the Choir since January, 2000. He began his musical career at Erin signing in the alto section of the choir in 1974, and his association with the choir in various capacities since then has been one of the great joys of his life.

Joe also performs with several of the Creative Expression ministries as an actor, vocalist, and drummer. He has been married to his wife Kim since 1978; their sons Andy and Alex live in Snohomish, WA and Knoxville, TN respectively.

By day, Joe is Director of Customer Operation for Avilar Technologies, Inc. Joe also serves as the Erin web site’s webmaster.

Favorite book: Neuromancer by William Gibson
Favorite movie: The Empire Strikes Back
Favorite food: linguini w/red clam sauce

Nancy Berry

Nancy Berry

Organist/Handbell Director

Nancy Berry joined the Erin staff as organist/accompanist in May 1992 following the retirement of Kathleen Lane.

In addition to serving as organist/accompanist, she has directed the Children’s Handchime, Children’s Choir, Music & Movement for Children and currently she directs Joyful Sounds Handbell Ensemble.

Nancy grew up in Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. After graduating, Nancy taught general and choral music for eight years in the Kettle Moraine School District west of Milwaukee. She retired from teaching in 1980 to raise her daughter.

In 1984 the family moved from Milwaukee to Knoxville. Nancy returned to school to study to be a legal assistant. After graduation, she worked as a paralegal in the State Attorney General’s Office for 25 years until retiring in 2017.

Nancy is married to Daniel Berry, retired program director of WUOT, the University of Tennessee’s NPR affiliate. They have one daughter, Rebecca, a wonderful son-in-law and a much loved granddaughter.