As a community organizer with Faith in Texas, Joe exercises his Christian faith to empower leaders confronting systematic oppression harming congregations and the communities around them.
Joe started organizing as a student at Wake Forest University where, as a part of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, he co-founded a student-run think tank to craft policies addressing local needs in the communities around campus. However, even after developing strong policy, it became clear that it would take building power to convince decision makers to implement those policies. Organizing was the natural solution.
After graduating from Wake Forest with a degree in History and minors in music and Spanish, Joe came home to the Dallas area to continue organizing locally and statewide with the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas on a range of issues while focusing on criminal justice reform and immigrant rights. He then joined the Faith in Texas team with the understanding that faith communities like his own are uniquely positioned to construct the Beloved Community and co-create a more just world.