Julie earned a degree in engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She pursued a career in the corporate world across a variety of functions and industries for twenty years. Since 2003, she has been doing volunteer work and was active in lay ministry and leadership at several churches in southern California. Currently Julie and her husband, Pete, an Anglican priest, lead Joy Faith Anglican Church, a small fellowship that meets in their home. They have two grown children.