A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Joe began his financial career at an early age as a cashier for Giant Foods, Inc., working his way to being a full-time Store Accountant at age nineteen while finishing his undergraduate degree at Moravian University in Management. After graduating from Moravian University in 1994, Joe accepted a position as senior accountant at Dun and Bradstreet and a part-time music director position in the Lutheran Church. Joe has played the organ since age thirteen. He studied music and sang in the college choir at Moravian but did not pursue a degree in that field. In 1997, Joe moved to Florida after accepting the position of Director of Music and Liturgy and Director of Finance in the Roman Catholic Church. He remained in the same parish for twelve years. In 2013, Joe accepted an accounting position at Modern Business Associates, Inc. in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2015, he joined the music ministry as an organist and soon after took the part-time position of Director of Finance at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, also in St. Petersburg. He continues to serve as Director of Finance but resigned as organist in October 2022. In the Autumn of 2019, Joe left his position at Modern Business Associates and joined the staff at St. Boniface Episcopal Church as full-time Director of Business and Finance. In addition, Joe is the Music Scholar at St. Boniface. He is currently completing the graduate program at Alverno College, pursuing his master’s degree in Sacred Music and Liturgy. Joe and his husband, John, reside in Bradenton.