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A portrait of Sister Joyce Clifton smiling at the camera with blurred green plants in the background.

Joyce Clifton

Church Missionary
Residential Life

Joyce Clifton is a lifetime member. Joyce served a mission in Ecuador after graduating from college. With her husband, Charles, they have 10 children and 35-plus grandchildren.

Joyce graduated cum laude from BYU in three years with a bachelor’s in education. She taught school for a year before she and Chuck were engaged, then she gave up teaching to be a stay-at-home mom.

Joyce is quite handy in the kitchen, and she has had side businesses of selling homemade breads, pies, and other foods and crafts.

Joyce and Chuck have written about 14 books on various subjects, including parenting, digital photography, how to make pies, Lewis and Clark, and self-control.

They will be serving as residence coordinators at BYUH.

In their spare time, they said they visit their children and their families as the 10 of them live in six different states. They also have done extensive work with photos, videos, and stories of their families and ancestors. They said they love to host large parties of families and friends.

In February 2020, they sold their dream house of 25 years in Mapleton, Utah, so they could start serving missions. Then COVID-19 hit. But now they said they are thrilled to be serving at BYUH.