Originally from Phenix City, Alabama, Joseph comes from the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. While in New York City attending General Seminary, he served as communications assistant to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. He has extensive experience with social media and encourages the church to engage it for sharing the Gospel. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in New York City in May 2012 with a Masters in Divinity. His bachelors degree is from Troy University in Troy, Alabama, where he majored in history and minored in French. Joseph began working for the Diocese of California in September 2012. In May 2013 he and his husband Brandon were married in Trinity Church, Wall Street. He enjoys travel, musicals, and occasionally knitting a scarf.