As a first generation university student, Joe studied communication and minored in cross cultural communication. After graduating, he moved to New Zealand as a missionary where he worked for a city council and a province ministry, focused on helping youth. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors. Joe has led several kayaking, rafting, and hiking trips across the country and abroad, sharing his passion for nature with others.  Simple pleasures include grilling, trying new restaurants and unique foods, and playing board games. The work Joe does at Josiah White’s and Compass Rose Academy brings fulfillment to his life, and allows him to contribute to something bigger than himself.