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Pastor Joe began working full time in ministry in September 1999 when he joined the year round staff at Camp Calumet.  He led retreats for various churches throughout New England

He left Calumet in 2002 and joined the staff at Hope Lutheran Church in Reading, Pennsylvania as a Youth Director, After School Director, and Assistant Music Minister.

After finishing a degree in Youth development from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota he entered the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 2004. He graduated from LTSP with a Master’s of Divinity in 2008.

His first call was to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baldwinsville, New York in 2008.  In January 2014 he accepted a call to Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  His third call is to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church as a Redevelopment Pastor of Prince of Peace.  

Pastor Joe is married to Katie and they have two children Logan and Addyson.


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