Running wild with the coyotes through the bluffs of the upper Mississippi River valley, Joe discovered the awesomeness of the outdoors and his existential place in the world at a young age. After graduating with some kind of cum laude from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, he served as a missionary for three glorious years at the University of Minnesota Duluth before leaving staff to attend Mundelein Seminary. His major accomplishments include seeing the tilma in Mexico City twice in one day, running a 5k, and owning a ukulele. Hopefully after another short four and a half years he’ll be ordained a priest for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Hopefully.