Joni has served on the National Council on Disability, the Disability Advisory Committee to the U.S. State Department and many other prominent advisory positions.
Joni was the first woman honored by the National Association of Evangelicals as its “Layperson of the Year” in 1986. She has received numerous awards and honors including the American Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award.
Six different universities have awarded Joni honorary degrees including a Bachelor of Letters and several doctoral degrees.
Joni has written over 50 books and numerous magazine articles. She received the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
Since 1982, Joni has hosted the “Joni and Friends” radio program featuring inspirational messages on more than 1,000 outlets reaching 1 million listeners a week. In 2012, the National Religious Broadcasters inducted Joni into its “Hall of Fame.”
Joni and her husband, Ken Tada, have been married since 1982.