LaNae grew up on a farm in North Dakota just a few miles from the Canadian border. As the oldest of 5 children, she was the one that got to help her dad during harvest season. After graduating from high school, she attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, majoring in education and child development. In 1972, she married Steve Joyce and went to live in Texas. Until in Texas, she completed her degree at Texas Woman’s University in 1973. After her graduation, she worked for over 25 years in the day care business both as a teacher and director in the Richardson, Garland, and Plano area. She also taught several years at the elementary level in a Christian school in Plano. After her “unofficial retirement” she worked with her oldest son in the real estate business. She also was on staff at Covenant Church in Carrollton, both as head of the Sunday School program with her husband and then in the financial department. She is very active in her church serving as an Elder and with the woman’s ministry. She is principal owner of Joyce Family Enterprises and helps her husband teach financial and computer classes at Restored Hope Ministry (RHM). She also serves as the secretary for the RHM board. She is the proud parent of two boys and super proud grandmother of two girls.