Fr. Joel is the Director of Human Formation at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, PA. Until recently, he was a faculty member and academic dean at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, CO, where he taught courses in patristics, Christology, theological anthropology, and sacred art. He and his wife, Leslie, grew up in Colorado and raised their seven children there. Fr. Joel has an MA in Early Christian Studies from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute, Notre Dame, IN.