Joseph, a life long resident of Lancaster, has a passion for the youth of our community. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Agriculture then earned is Middle Childhood Educator Licensure from Ashland University. Joseph currently works as a science teacher at Liberty Union Middle School and as the Youth Director of Lancaster First United Methodist Church. Joseph also serves as a Local Area Coordinator for the grassroots movement, Young Justice Advocates (YJA) within the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Within the YJA movement, Joseph works to give youth a space to learn about the social injustices of our community, teaches them how to be an advocate for individuals, and trains them to be the leaders of today, not just the future.