Associate Director and Healing Evangelist
Joe is the Associate Director for Encounter Ministries. From a young age he has witnessed the supernatural power of God to heal and bring hope to the hopeless. After his own powerful experience of the Father's love, he has been committed to making Jesus famous. He has been ministering in the Church for over 15 years and has been seeing more and more the fruit of healing, miracles and transformation of lives as he followed the leading of the Spirit. He is passionate about carrying the Father’s heartbeat into every area of life and ministry and growing kingdom culture in the Church.
He has served as the former director for St. Paul Evangelization Institute as well as a campus minister, theology teacher, and retreat coordinator for Powers Catholic High School in Flint, Michigan. Previous to that, he has worked in parish and youth ministry in the Diocese of Lansing. Joe earned his BS in Secondary Education and then completed his M.A. in Sacred Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as host of an original television series by SHALOM WORLD and was the Contributing Editor of “Shalom Tidings” magazine, a bi-monthly Catholic publication. Joe facilitates and speaks at youth retreats alongside his wife, Tara who sings and leads worship. Both are happy parents to three awesome kids.