His own four children provide an assortment of Braveheart stories. They have climbed Mt. Ranier, worked as river guides on the Arkansas, travelled Central America, played on a state championship soccer team, created a new adaption of Lord of the Flies, headed Women's Ministries, studied at L'abri, set up a student organization to raise thousands for AIDS, and survived in NYC as a Starbuck's barista. At the moment, they are in Colorado, Southern California, Grand Rapids, and Portland areas. Joe and his wife of thirty-five years, Dana, keep track of their children's adventures while making new memories of their own as empty-nesters.