Joe is originally from the Midwest and grew up in the Chicago area. Joe believed and trusted in Jesus when he was a young boy in the children’s ministry at the church where he grew up.
After graduating from Wheaton Academy, Joe completed degrees at Taylor University, Bethany Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell in Massachusetts. In his twenties, he moved to Arizona, and he has since spent years serving various churches in different capacities.
Joe and his wife, Debbie, have been married for nearly 20 years. They have two boys, Peter and Matthew, and also have a dog named Pepper. In addition to desert hikes, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family.