Pastor Josh is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he spent most of his beginning life but went to college at Western State College of Colorado. He began his college career as a declared History major but determined Mathematics suited him more. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in History.
He was unable to get into a career with his mathematics degree thus he worked several different jobs like utility line locate technician, Dish Network Field Service Technician, and security officer, until he heard his calling into ministry.
He attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University for his Master of Divinity education where spent two years on campus and two years out on internship in Northeastern Pennsylvania before graduating in May of 2021.
Through the grace of God, Pastor Josh was called to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in November, 2021. He hopes to see and meet everyone who comes through the doors and do God's work in the community of Conneaut.