Joe grew up in Hornell, NY and graduated with a BA in English from St. Bonaventure University in 1986. After a brief time as a seminarian in Florida, he received a graduate degree in Counseling in 1993 from Alfred University and pursued a career as a counselor in the field of career development. He worked at Wheeling Jesuit University for several years before being hired at the State University of New York at Albany where he helped coordinate internships and provided career counseling to students with disabilities as well as international students.
“Volunteering at my parish, teaching religious education as well as spiritual direction has kept me close to the Church. I have always sought to foster a personal relationship with Christ. Loving the Lord has been melded into my life and entering seminary once again-some 30 years later is a firm invitation and commitment to explore God’s call”.