Pastor-Director of the Work
Father Joseph Carver, S.J., our pastor, is from upstate NY and a member of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). Joseph grew up on a farm in northern New York, before relocating to the Philadelphia area and then to the Pacific Northwest. Prior to entering the Jesuits, he worked for 9 years as the director of a non-profit housing program and homeless advocate. He completed an MDiv and an STL in Spirituality and Ecology and continues to publish in these areas. He has worked in a wide variety of areas from professional sailboat captain to retreat director, as well as teach and professor of theology and history for several years.