Dr. Joel Barstad is the academic dean of St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver, CO. He is a Byzantine Catholic layman and father of seven. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Castle Rock, Colorado. Since 2002, He regularly teaches courses in Patristics, Christology, Theological Anthropology, and Sacred Art. He has an M.A. in Early Christian Studies from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and an M.M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute, Notre Dame, Indiana.