About Joe

A husband and father with a variety of interests, Joe is a professional writer and podcast host who also enjoys blogging, motorcycle riding, listening to Bruce Springsteen and rooting for the Mets.

Podcast photo.
I really like podcasting.

At United Methodist Communications, Joe writes for UMC.org, the denominational website of The United Methodist Church. He also produces and hosts Get Your Spirit in Shape, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, leaders and bishops about growing as disciples of Jesus.

Joe is originally from the Jersey Shore, home of boardwalks, beaches, and the Boss. He and his family lived in Colorado for 10 years enjoying the mountains and snow, but Joe never learned to ski or snowboard.

Before moving to Nashville and United Methodist Communications, Joe served on church staffs leading youth and worship ministries. He is a Deacon in The United Methodist Church.

Happily married since 1991, Joe and Diane have two great kids. Diane is a developmental therapist with First Steps in Nashville, ministering to the needs of children and their families. Their son is a talented musician and music therapist. Their daughter is an aspiring actress/writer/director attending Columbia College Chicago.

If you talk to him long enough, Joe is likely to bring up something interesting he heard on a podcast. Oh, and he probably know more about The Simpsons than you (that was almost cool when he was a youth pastor in the 90s).

Writing experience

A fun picture of Joe.
I am so in touch with my theological heritage that a vending machine gave me a Coke Zero to share with Wesley.


Previous publications


Pastoral experience