Joe became a Christian in 1978 while obtaining a degree in system analysis at the university of Cincinnati and Annie in 1981 while obtaining her pre-vet degree in animal science at the University of Florida. They were also married in 1981. They both were trained in the ministry in Boston and have since went on to lead ministries in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Boston and helped plant the Church in Milan, Italy in 1991. They also worked for the European Missions Society for five years and most recently worked with the Hartford Connecticut Church. They have two sons and a daughter. Their son Sammy moved to San Diego with them. In coming to San Diego, they bring a great amount of experience and wisdom with them, and the Leadership team is grateful to serving side by side to further God’s work in this great city.